Thursday, March 29, 2012

School Design | MOPI Elementary School | Rio de Janeiro | Brazil | Mareines + Patalano


The main façade faces a busy avenue that connects Rio's west and north zones. The opposite side of the building overlooks a national forest park with mountains, preceded by single family houses and lots of vegetation. The building was conceived as four separated volumes connected by open balconies and derived from a "U" shaped whole open towards the forest. The two elliptical volumes that faces the avenue contain the main classrooms, while the other two water drops shaped volumes contains secondary spaces such as administration, pedagogic room, art, library, computer classroom and so on...........more
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