GANDÍA KID UNIVERSITY 2011
Six large existing mulberry trees placed in Ausias March Park determined the volume of the UPI school that does not alter the Park’s layout. It respects the position of six mulberry trees, arranging the classrooms around them and shaping a central lobed courtyard. This courtyard is the core of this experimental school, linking open spaces, covered areas and indoor rooms. The classrooms are displayed linked to the patio, where a circular sand pit and a bench are placed for outdoor games. White coloured ceramic builds both facades and roof. From the outside, the building intends to be a light, white ceramic facade where the shade of the nearby trees is reflected and the building exhibits a sober and continuous image, as a sort of palisade, that avoids building up fences.
source: Paredes Pedrosa