Escola Gavina in Picanya
Arturo Sanz & Carmel Gradolí, Carmen Martínez Gregori architects
The expansion of educational facilities of the "Escola Gavina" involving the construction of a pavilion which can host all type of mass events (meetings, parties, theatrical and musical performances, etc.) in addition to regular use as sports ground. The program comes complete with one music and one psychomotor rooms.
The existing building dates from 1980 and was designed by architect Manuel Portaceli. It is a quadrangular prism with the portal frame marking composition. The architects partially empty the volume while they preserve the rest of the structure, a solution reminiscent of the work of Terragni in Como (Italy). The composition of the new building reinterprets the original keys with different constructive solutions: quadrangular prism structure with concrete walls solving the recesses (corresponding with access) with overhangs of these walls without permanence of the structure.
The projected building is located in the free part of the plot, in the western part, and they redesign of the access and circulation to generate a new central wooded area located between the original building and the one that they project.