The remodelling and expansion of Sebastião da Gama Secondary School was based on a strategy of enhancement of the complex and its relationship with the city of Setúbal. This enhancement included both exterior and interior spaces.
The design project hierarchized, regrouped and located the programme and circulation system as well as the design of the exterior spaces.
The starting point for the design was the definition of a central exterior space. This space regulates and completes the circulation system, defining a paving plan that identifies the space as the centre of the school. The structuring presence of the “learning street” was interpreted so as to interlink all areas of school, reacting to the succession of interior and exterior, indoor and outdoor spaces.
For this system to be effective it was necessary to position the new building – housing the library, multi-purpose hall, copy centre, cafeteria and outdoors games field – between the main classroom building and the gymnasium volume.
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