Located at the edge of the historical centre of Pontinha, Lisbon, the Braamcamp Freire School is one single building around a central “learning square”, characterized by the contrast of concrete facades with the partial vibrant colours in spaces.
As part of a nation-wide program that aims at renovating more than 300 schools, CVDB Arquitectos refurbished the Braamcamp Freire Secondary School in 2007.
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Holes of various shapes were cut into the supporting pillars along the ramp to enhance the interactivity of the school’s architecture, it provide the pillars with a playful nature and allow for different types of interaction (sitting, traversing, leaning on, talking…).
Inspiration from architect:
The permanent and informal studying spaces are being valorized, integrating the concept of “learning street”, encouraging the proximity between the students, the various educative programs and the whole scholar community.