The intervention in José Estêvão Secondary School in Aveiro is based on maintaining the essential structure of the existing building and its strong relationship with the city, while focusing the extension work on the central patio, interconnecting the individual volumes and creating a new covered outdoors sports infrastructure, which comes with an interior space for physical education and new changing room facilities.
The library, canteen/student’s room, snack bar, school shop and staff room – the spaces used the most in the life of the school and also open to the community – were placed at the heart of the school in a new glass-fronted volume that occupies the core of the central patio. This volume is linked to the four wings of the surrounding buildings, which house the laboratories, classrooms, art rooms and the school services and administration spaces.
The multi-purpose hall is the result of the remodelling of the former gym, giving it a central position by creating links to the whole school and linking the hall’s entrance to the school entrance.
ESCOLA SECUNDÁRIA JOSÉ ESTEVÃO
E-mail: Site: http://www2.esec-jose-estevao.rcts.pt
Address: Avenida 25 de Abril, Apartado 3
Zip Code: 3810-199 Aveiro
GPS: 40.6381253900000, -8.6478564530000