The end result of the school transformation implemented by Areal Architects shows no signs of the complex phasing behind it. The architects transformed the existing school environment, a series of outdated pavilions and temporary classrooms, and supplemented it with a sports hall for extracurricular use. The threefold division of the overall structure is not only the result of a complex phasing process; it also defines the main components of the programme. A low structure for toddlers accommodates duplex classrooms that are connected to oversized corridors through large sliding walls. The stacked structure for the primary school houses the secretariat and introduces a staggered series of stacked multifunctional spaces, providing ventilation for the classrooms at each level. The sports hall is located adjacent to the building line. A covered walkway alongside the open ground floor reflects the building’s integration within the local neighbourhood. The school is welcoming and provides scope for a new hub and, more importantly, space to play.
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