‘secondary school braamcamp freire pontinha’ by CVDB architectos
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the intervention at the braamcamp freire secondary school had the reorganization of the scholar space as premise.
the reorganization by portuguese CVDB architectos was to be achieved through the articulation of the different
functional sectors in a way that would guarantee conditions for its integrated functioning, promoting also its opening
to the outside community.
the conception configures the existing pavilion typology into one single building – where permanent and informal
studying spaces which are given value, integrating the idea of a ‘learning street’, encouraging the proximity between
the students, the various educative programs and the whole scholar community. organized around a central
‘learning square’, the educational facility’s relationship with the other recreational spaces allows an adequate
integration in the topography of the site as well as in the landscape. the building facades materialize themselves in
fair-faced and prefabricated concrete, thus minimizing the maintenance costs. through-out the interior, adequate
resistant materials are used.