A SECONDARY SCHOOL FOR FINE ARTS
This educational building includes:
population: 432 students + 60 teachers
18 classrooms (24 students/classroom)
theater with 350 seats
workshops for fine arts
The corridors are the core of the architectural composition of the building.
The corridors are transformed into tree branches and progresses to village alleys.
We walk in them and we feel that we are walking on the branches of a large tree.
Looking down, we always see the earth and looking upwards, we always see the sky.
As we come across we meet bundles of natural light.
When we are inside the building, we feel that we walk in the countryside.
A forest is dancing just as one tree.
It' all about the interactive and balanced relationship between indoors and outdoors. We identifies two climatic problems faced by the school.
the closed spaces (mainly classrooms) of school need a constant renewal of their indoor air.
students, every hour are moving from closed spaces (their classrooms) to open areas (yards) and vice versa.
we proposed a solution of these problems through school's architecture. We percieve closed spaces and indoors as integrated climate and energy units. Just like trees. These spaces have a closed and insulated envelope. Even in compliance with passiv haus protocol. So we have to deal with the climatic gap between indoors and outdoors. We place these climate and energy units within a perm envelope. Just like a forest. So we have an intermediate microclimate, friendly to users of enclosed spaces. This perforated envelope includes, but is not limited, particularly the corridors of the building. So the corridors, atriums and semi closed spaces of the building, works like a climate adaption's engine. This architectural perception, in which our proposal based, includes a plethora of tools such as: a green house, a vertical passive solar system, solar chimneys, wind towers, photovoltaics panels, natural light systems, natural ventilation systems, rainwater storage systems, recycling of gey water, sheds and systems to protect the building from overheating, a natural building's cooling system, a natural system that preheats the indoor air, a cental heating system that uses solar power, etc.