Amora High School
Parque Escolar EPE
BAK GORDON arquitectos
11978,00 m 2
The intervention project of the Amora Secondary School is integrated in the Modernization Program of the Scholarly Park of Secondary Schools, that includes the rehabilitation of the existing buildings (significantly improving its infrastructural conditions), the total or partial construction of the remaining buildings (introducing new programmatic areas capable of making an effective modernization within the school environment at the organizational-functional space level) and requalification of the exterior spaces.
The interdisciplinary coordination assumed a key role, from bases defined by the Architecture and made viable by the structure, with the optimization of general network infrastructure layouts, minimizing conflict points and using energy efficient lighting systems, cooling and pumping.
Given the school size and the consumption associated, in a sustainable development perspective, allowing the rationalization of the drinking-water consumption, it was adopted gray water and rainwater reuse system for non-potable purposes.
The buildings surrounding area was carefully treated in order to minimize the influence of the outside weather, to create a better environment and rationalize the energy consumption. Accordingly, and with the greatest respect for architecture, the solutions passed through the: thermally insulating the entire exterior surface, select the glazing and promote efficient glazing shading systems.