Rosa Parks Faculty / BPA ARCHITECTURE
Textual content description offered by the architects. Knowledgeable by the Mediterranean local weather and the encircling panorama, Rosa Parks’ center college’s structure attracts inspiration from the palaces in Southern Europe by reuniting its program round an imposing courtyard that gives shadow and freshness. Forming a spatial continuum and profiting from the snug microclimate in each season, the amount resembles virtually a cloister, the central courtyard turning into right here a peaceable outside house for college kids to fulfill.
The venture optimally inserts into its context: the beneficiant courtyard supplies an outside space protected against dominant winds in its entirety and being partially coated it all the time stays sunny. By directing the capabilities towards the inside, additionally supplies a barrier from exterior noise and different city nuisances.
Reminding of the Fontfroide abbey, the cloister-like structure supplies a pure play of sunshine on its colonnade framing the patios. The varied areas are served by both sheltered galleries, defending the customers from dangerous climate circumstances (corresponding to robust winds, and warmth waves), or by inside circulations that are naturally lit.
The scholars are supplied with a relentless visible hyperlink to the panorama, its hills, and inexperienced areas. We distance right here from the archetypical college constructing with darkish corridors.
The spatial group round this central courtyard supplies many alternatives: every little thing is seen, and nothing is absolutely far-off, everybody is aware of the place they’re and the place they will go. Encounter is promoted while surveillance from adults blends naturally, staying passive but efficient by mutual well-tempered visibility.