bartomeu ordines primary school and kindergarten by ripolltizon, spain
 
bartomeu ordines primary school and kindergarten by ripolltizon, spain bartomeu ordines primary school and kindergarten by ripolltizon, spain
mar 10, 2013

bartomeu ordines primary school and kindergarten by ripolltizon, spain

‘bartomeu ordines primary school and kindergarten’ by ripolltizon, consell, mallorca, spain

all images courtesy of ripolltizon architecture studio

 

 

 

three citrus-hued pavilions make up the kindergarten extension of the ‘bartomeu ordines primary school‘ in consell. designed by local firm ripolltizon, the building sits on the fringe of urban fabric and brushes the countryside on an east-west axis. most remarkable is the enveloping presence of nearby orange groves which greatly informed the architectonic palette. the architecture uses vibrant color to create playful paths of circulation in the building while also seamlessly weaving indoor and outdoor spaces. six classrooms are arranged in clusters so as to aid in the formation of these walkways and keep areas of activity easily accessible to outside recreation areas. a glazed facade oriented east opens the cluster to a private courtyard. strategically positioned windows utilize the morning sun for natural lighting and provide an access between the new and the existing building, especially the large, shared dining area. a vegetable garden completes the open-air spaces, while a planar roof articulates the form through folded shadows and borrowed color.

 

 

 

Roof view towards the orange groves surrounding the building images courtesy of ripolltizon architecture studio

 

 

entrance view shows a bold color palette images courtesy of ripolltizon architecture studio

 

 

ample playspace

images courtesy of ripolltizon architecture studio

 

 

view of an outdoor hallway and classroom courtyard

images courtesy of ripolltizon architecture studio

 

 

citrus hues guide planes and paths of circulation

images courtesy of ripolltizon architecture studio

 

 

aperture, color and glazing create a dynamic surface

images courtesy of ripolltizon architecture studio

 

 

paths and recreational spaces are linked by appropriately scaled fenestration

images courtesy of ripolltizon architecture studio

 

 

vibrant hues interplay with sunlight

images courtesy of ripolltizon architecture studio

 

 

surrounded by a citrus grove and rustic landscape, the school is a light-hearted haven images courtesy of ripolltizon architecture studio

 

 

highly saturated color created a series of colorful pathways

images courtesy of ripolltizon architecture studio

 

 

the beginnings of a vegetable garden

images courtesy of ripolltizon architecture studio

 

 

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  • This is really wonderful and playful and the colors are great together It just leaves me wondering why all the white? Was to leave it behind altogether just rebellious against “modernist” dogma? The white certainly has no real need for being, Light colors could have really unified everything. They show the kids against the white but not against the white. There are just too many cold areas for this to be fully realized. Just my opinion as a colorist of course.

    james Martin says:
  • James as a colourist, you should know that putting bright colours on a plain white ground increases there intensity.

    morgan says:

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