arises from the need to build a new Nursery and Pre-school in Iztapalapa
because the existing is located within the market (placed exactly between the
bathrooms and garbage area) and has largely exceeded its capacity.
seeks to generate a drastic shift in the use of the building and in its
internal installations, multiplying the area and playing with courtyards and
skylights to ensure sufficient natural lighting and cross ventilation.
We have developed
a very precise schedule where the exterior windows are translucent or filtered
to prevent passers-by to make visual contact with the children, meanwhile the
kitchens, the maintenance of water, gas and electricity facilities areas, as
well as the place where the food intake and waste output occurs, are
independent from all school areas, which prevents anyone, besides the staff of
the school, to come into physical or visual contact with the students.
As part of the
Master Plan of San Miguel neighborhood, the building required to show a
suggestive and innovative image that would encourage not just children to use
it but the whole neighborhood too.
facade provides thermal comfort for the inside of the building and the color expression
on the outside is achieved through the use of Viroc. concrete and wood panels.