Verdemilho Educational Center – Expansion 2019 | ARTE TECTóNiCA

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  • Project Name: Verdemilho Educational Center – Expansion 2019
  • Completion year: 2019
  • Gross Built up Area: 930 sqm
  • Project Location: Aveiro, Portugal
  • Country: Portugal
  • Structural Consultants: Eng.º José Mateus Aleixo
  • Photo Credits: Ivo Tavares Studio
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Excerpt: Verdemilho Educational Center is an architectural project designed by ARTE TECTóNiCA in Portugal. The goal was to maintain the same “architectural language”, almost as if these new elements were there since the beginning. The colorful materials used in the new classrooms and corridors continue the “playful aesthetic” of the original project, reflecting the will to give children an appealing colorful environment.

Project Description

(“Text as submitted by architect”)

The original ampliation project of Verdemilho Educational Center made by ARTE TECTóNiCA was finished in 2012. It originally had 6 classrooms, 1 multipurpose room, 1 open patio, 1 library and other circulation and support spaces. A few years later came the necessity to add 2 more classrooms, 2 toilets, to make a covered walkable passage from the school entrance until the building entrance and to cover the existing patio.

Being the original Architect of the project, the goal was to maintain the same “architectural language”, almost as if these new elements were there since the beginning. The school expansion work was finished in 2019.

With the aim of elevating the ground floor to protect the new classrooms from having infiltration problems caused by Aveiro’s heavy rains, the 2 new classrooms are built at a higher ground level, accessible by a small ramp. The patio is closed with a steel and wood structure, with windows facing North East to get a perfect light. The colorful materials used in the new classrooms and corridors continue the “playful aesthetic” of the original project, reflecting the will to give children an appealing colorful environment.

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