Integrated into the program of modernization of schools, the intervention in the Secondary School Padre Alberto Neto focuses on a strategy for reorganizing the school landscape and the introduction of new constructions in dialogue with existing buildings.

Architecture. Ricardo Bak Gordon
Collaboration. Luís Pedro Pinto, Nuno Velhinho, Pedro Serrazina, Sónia Silva, Walter Perdigão
Site Location. Queluz
Client. Parque Escolar EPE
Contractor. Tecniarte / Novopca / JJ Tomé
Engineering. F&C (Landscape architecture), Betar (Foundations, Structures and Hydraulics), Afaconsult (Electrics, Telecommunications, Security, Acoustics and Mechanics)
Areas. 3600m2 construction area + 8000m2 refurbishment
Date. Works completion in 2010
Cost. 10.000.000€
Photographs. FG+SG- Fernando Guerra

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The complex initial deployment, with buildings and outdoor spaces based on different geometries and coordinates, required an effort of synthesis, where a covered space / plaza lengthwise with seven feet wide is the spinal cord of the proposal, crowned by the presence within its boundaries the two new pavilions that house the extraordinary programmatic functions.

©FG+SG- Fernando Guerra

In new equipment takes place spaces auditorium, library, faculty rooms, laboratory classes or workshops for arts and crafts.

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The sport component school was widely appreciated, when the building was renovated for a sports centre and the transformation of of the whole of the outdoor game fields.


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