Mediterráneo Education Center en Alicante
2009 - 2012
An organization around a central courtyard, allows to offer lighting and ventilation to all spaces. To protect from the sun, the volumes fly towards the yard, keeping the cover being staggered to a lower level, to ensure adequate shade. A project on two floors, which, taking advantage of the slope of the rocky plot, is staged to generate double height spaces and a great spatial quality. From the north wing, organized in comb classrooms emerge, advancing towards the great sports court, which closes at the edge of the plot with a series of smaller constructions.
The structure is solved in a simple way by means of conventional decks with simple joist, which in the greater spans becomes of double joist. Only the gym requires the use of hollow-core slabs. The beams, are supported on metallic columns by the use of embedded punching profiles. Horizontal stability is provided by steel diagonals.