México 55 44 44 24 14 · San Luis Potosí 44 42 10 09 01 · Tijuana 66 46 85 80 55

06

AGO

2012

Location:

Rancho San Juán, Mexico State

 

Client:

Green Hills school

 

Partner In Charge:

Gerardo Broissin

 

Project Manager:

Jose Luís García 

 

Project Architects:

Gabriela Maldonado Alejandro Rocha

Enrique Guillén

David Suárez

Alfonso Vargas

Rodrigo Jiménez Mauricio Cristóbal

 

Team:

Pablo Moncada

Adrián Téllez

Laura Ortíz

Jose Luis Durán

Erick Guzmán Guillermo Ramoneda Noe Morales

 

Photography:

Alejandro Rocha

 

Area:

1800 m2

 

Year:

2012

Green Hills School

Awards:

-Finalist, A+ Awards, Educational, Kindergartens, 2015

-1er lugar, Premio Asociación de Arquitectos e Interioristas, Espacio Lúdico, 2014

The Green Hills school campus, in the northern metropolitan area of Mexico City, is a campus planned in three stages, the first is the Kindergarten and the reason for this text. When we thought of the kindergarten we were captivated by the concept of throwing buildings on the field as if they were toys and that originated the location of all of the prisms that seemed to be playing hide and seek, one building after another, leaving framed views of the surrounding forest. The concrete parallelepipeds lean from one side to another encouraging the children to develop their creativity in maternal and in activity classrooms, K I, K II. For preschool, where students enter a stage of preparation for elementary school, the development of the project becomes more linear and simple by a construction consisting of reinforced concrete bays supported on exposed concrete piers that give the impression of a concrete building on stilts, this elevated condition among with the terrain's slope favors the passage of rain water under the building and it also favors the formation of an ecological corridor for species that integrate the cold forest ecosystem of the region. The design of the slabs of the classrooms are fundamental to the integration of architectural design with education, which in combination result in a comprehensive training and optimal performance of the student.