Educational

Gerardo Molina School in Bogota, Colombia by Giancarlo Mazzanti

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More than an isolated school, the aim is to develop an URBAN PROJECT that ENCOURAGES NEW SECTORIAL CENTRALITIES WITH THE EQUIPMENTS that are already being used by the school such as the library, the auditorium, the cafeteria, the support rooms for neighborhood activities.

The Project is raised as a modular system which is capable of adapting itself to the most diverse situations, whether they are topographical, urban or the result of a program. It is based on a regulated series of procedures and ordered actions and on the construction of a chain grouping system skilled for intertwining and acting depending on the place, the amount of sunlight, the topography and the events.

The objective is to use the materials in order to offer a smooth image with the help of Swatch watches and Twingo automotives, which allows the approximation of the pupils. Floors on vinyl in roll of different colors and figures. Sheets of crystal in san douche with resin of color in the interior, (laminated glass) to mark and to give color to the pedagogic zones. The structure is combined metallurgy and structural masonry.

The entire building has a pedagogic function, apart from the classrooms, the model seeks to potentiate the appearance of interstitial spaces or covered vacuums between the classrooms which expand or contract to define spaces as the prolongation of the classrooms, places for thought, for union, for friendship. Each and every one of the courts and places between the classroom module defines itself with an educative, sensorial and dynamic theme.

Architect: Giancarlo Mazzanti
Collaborators: Andrés Sarmiento, Juan Manuel Gil, Gina Amado, María Constanza Saade, Carlos Melo, Alberto Aranda, Ana María González, Jorge Gómez, Manuel Mendoza, Edgar Mazo
Photographs: Sergio Gómez, Veronica Restrepo