The intervention in Paredes Secondary School is characterised by the complete reconfiguration of the central building, the gymnastics pavilion and the old workshops, as well as the retention – with a number of alterations in functional and construction terms – of the three existing pavilions, which are mostly made up of classrooms. The network of sheltered walkways between the pavilions is a unifying element that lends cohesion to this complex made up of dispersed buildings.
The main entrance has been retained. However, it now has a new space for the gatehouse and an ample shaded area that provides better conditions for users while they wait to access the premises.
A new service entrance was added to the north, providing direct access for supplies to the kitchen/canteen area.
The intervention in the school grounds was aimed at reinstating the school’s image and the way it is integrated into its surroundings. The lines of trees around its perimeter were maintained, shrubbery was added to and new outdoor relaxation and leisure spaces were created.