MUNICIPAL INSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION
Minimalist construction reduces execution times and visual information of the finishes, creating a luminous and relaxing atmosphere.
The project consists of the comprehensive rehabilitation of two municipal warehouses that have had different uses with successive adaptation reforms. This circumstance, together with the proximity to a marginal neighborhood, has caused the warehouses to be isolated from the urban exterior, thereby degrading the natural lighting and ventilation of their interior spaces.
The present project reverses this situation and qualifies the interior space in a safe way, enriching it with the properties of the exterior. To this end, in order to illuminate and ventilate the planned teaching and administrative activities, a linear skylight is created on the roof, and a front patio with perforated sheet metal latticework on the facade.
The distribution of the interior classroom is organized through translucent polycarbonate partitions that do not represent light borders. A continuous resin-based flooring is made, suitable for intense public activities. Finally, to intensify in the interior the sensation of exterior space, two hundred-year-old olive trees are incorporated, in the lobby and in the front courtyard. Minimalist construction reduces execution times and visual information of the finishes, creating a luminous and relaxing atmosphere.
Architects: Iñaki Pérez de la Fuente + Cristina García Baeza
Structure Engineering: JC Ingeniería
Client: GMU Ayuntamiento de Málaga
Photos: Jesús Granada