Abusu Ikastola Bilbao (junior and primary school)

Modern school architecture. New building for junior and primary education, located in an enclave marked by the estuary and its surroundings, as a complement to the existing structure in the building of the old flour factory that enjoys protected heritage, communicated both through the urbanization and the outer play area.

The programme is resolved by adaptation to a pronounced topography, through a staggered ecodesign dividing the 2 educational cycles on the ground floor and first floor (including a common teaching and dining area). The intermediate floor is reserved for other complementary uses.

Integrated architecture. Externally, the building displays a mineral texture that imitates the environment through integration in a landscape that seeks to reduce the impact of the new volume on the pre-existing preserved heritage.

Inside, a central gallery crowned by a skylight houses the connections that coordinate the relationship between the different floors, forming a “patio” of natural lighting and ventilation. The classrooms are located on the side with the best orientation-views, light and exposure to the sun (SE orientation) with projectsion of slabs as protection from the sun that reinforce the volumes of the building.

Dibujo a mano alzada de abusu-ikastola-bilbao
promoter:abusu ikastola
surface:2.699 m²
aitor elorduy
(proj. And works mgmt)
felix cerrillo
(implementation mgmt)
contractor:inbisa constr.
photographs:zigor elorriaga
dates:2011 – 2012