“Universitas/Universities – Architecture Schools in the World” at Politecnico di Milano

The exhibition provides a critical selection of significant university buildings related to Schools of Architecture in an international context. Organized in collaboration with prestigious foreign universities, the exhibition devotes special attention to the theme of space for design projects.

 

Delft Architecture School © Fondazione Politecnico di Milano

Delft Architecture School © Fondazione Politecnico di Milano

 

Over the last two centuries, the buildings designed to house Schools of Architecture have often been driven by a specific ambition, beyond the customary aim of providing facilities adequate for their functions: the desire to teach a lesson of architecture through their own image and spatial organization. (more…)

Refurbishment of “906 School” in Sabadell by HARQUITECTES

The principal aim of the intervention, both in the interior and the original street facade, is potentiating the relationship and tension between the old and the new parts, taking advantage of the huge potential of the original building, both the constructed surfaces as well as the useful spaces.

 

Refurbishment of "906 School" in Sabadell by HARQUITECTES © Adrià Goula

Old and new. Refurbishment of “906 School” in Sabadell by HARQUITECTES © Adrià Goula

 

The school is located in the urban city center of Sabadell, in a corner shaped by two buildings aligned to the street. Both volumes create a wide courtyard with a sports center located in the basement. The proposal involves only the oldest building (1959) which hosts the pre-school classrooms and few outdoor spaces. (more…)