The school extension is basically a light box, clad with semi transparent lattice resting on top of a solid base. A simple bold statement by the architects that does not interfere with the aesthetics of the existing building.
The Roses IES Cap Norfeu school extension by Javier de las Heras Solé and Bosch Tarrús. Photography by Adrià Goula.
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‘The aim of this project is the alteration and extension of IES Cap Norfeu in Roses. The intervention involves the enlargement of the school complex in the site’s north region with two small buildings on the ground floor that surround one of the existing buildings in operation.
Two strategies are considered to face this program:
1a. Group two classrooms, the lab, the teacher and tutorial department in one container, a light box which rests on top of a solid base. It is placed parallel to the warehouse and open to the schoolyard. A large south oriented building, protected by a lattice which leaves the light needed for using the schoolyard and which formally closes the box structure, delivering an abstract picture.
2a. Group the canteen-catering-bar, the dressing rooms, the alumni association, AMPA and the warehouse in one section. Its shape is the result of introducing all of these applications in the site’s region between the workshop and its own limit. Construction follows the formal language of the existing building.’
Text by Javier de las Heras Solé and Bosch Tarrús
ARCHITECT: Javier de las Heras Solé – Bosch Tarrús arquitectes scp, Barcelona, Spain. LOCATION: Carrer Ponent 11 17480, Roses, Alt Empordà Region, Girona, Catalonia, Spain. DESCRIPTION: Education. STATUS: completed / 1st prize, restricted competition. ARQUITECTURE CONTRIBUTORS: Mercedes Sánchez Hernández, Asunción Belda Esteban. CONTRIBUTORS: Blàzquez-Guanter arquitectes consultors d’estructures Proisotec, enginyeria, Jordi Roig Fontseca, arquitecto técnico. SITE MANAGEMENT: Javier de las Heras Solé, arquitecto. EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT: Sònia Cuevas, arquitecto técnico (Summa,sa). PROMOTER: Gestió d’infraestructures SAU GISA. CONTRACTOR: Arcadi Pla, SA. DATE: 2011. No part of this web site may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior permission of Morfae and the copyright owner.