La Mar Bella School

La Mar Bella School

Architect
SUMO Architects
Location
Barcelona, Spain | View Map
Project Year
2021
Category
Primary Schools
Aitor Estévez Olaizola
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Linoleum Tarkett
Aluminium windowsCortizo
Wood and glass doorsFus-Dos, SL
Porous concreteTenissinco
Cement and wood bonded particle boardViroc

Product Spec Sheet
Linoleum
by Tarkett
Aluminium windows
by Cortizo
Wood and glass doors
Porous concrete
Cement and wood bonded particle board
by Viroc

La Mar Bella School

SUMO Architects as Architects

La Mar Bella is a renovation and extension of an existing primary school to increase twice its capacity. Three interconnected volumes define a 5.400sqm total surface complex. The existing building constructed in the fifties is deeply refurbished and two new volumes have been attached.

photo_credit Aitor Estévez Olaizola
Aitor Estévez Olaizola

Two long shaped volumes placed on L defines the school open space patio, they content the classrooms, cantina, kitchen, and administration area. The third volume has four street façades, facing to the square and connected to the complex by a bridge over the public space. It has the gym, dress rooms and library program. These spaces can be shared by the neighbors when the school is closed.

photo_credit Aitor Estévez Olaizola
Aitor Estévez Olaizola

The different program spaces are flexible and polyvalent to promote new pedagogical projects. Wide circulation spaces become classrooms extensions that allows split pupils on smaller groups. New volumes roofs become an extension of open-air leisure spaces generally scarce on urban sites.

photo_credit Aitor Estévez Olaizola
Aitor Estévez Olaizola

The used materials express by themselves. Simple solutions, durable and resistant construction, and with very low maintenance. Concrete, wood, and textile sun protections are the dominant materiality items that unifies the whole complex.

photo_credit Aitor Estévez Olaizola
Aitor Estévez Olaizola

The project was planned under nZEB parameters. It’s an energy efficient school. With a low thermal transmittance envelopment, special attention over sun protection and high performance of natural ventilation. Built by low environmental impact materials. The building has a 50kwpic solar plant that shades outdoor playground spaces. The energy certification of the whole com-plex is A class.

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Material Used:
1. Facade cladding: Cement and wood bonded particle board / Viroc
2. Flooring: Linoleum / Tarkett
3. Doors: Wood and glass / FusDos, Iberco
4. Windows: Aliminium / Cortizo
5. Roofing: Porous concrete / Tenissinco

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