Special Mention: Architizer A+ Award Photographs: Carlos Ardañaz
Located in a heterogeneous area, on the periphery of the University Campus and adjacent to the island highway, the new Fine Arts School presents itself as an extension of the Campus’s public space, while creating an autonomous interior landscape of its own.
A skin of suspended concrete slats adopts a curved shape which develops on the different levels protecting and wrapping the open space of the building.
Campus circulation is collected and guided by a public plaza that extends through the main entrance and is transformed into a spacious terrace overlooking the inner courtyard. From the main entrance, circulation is continuous, following half-open, undulating corridors.
The teaching areas are distributed along these corridors. Adding to classrooms with mobile dividing walls are multiple spaces like the patio-gardens and open ramps, the covered galleries and the entrance terrace, conceived as open exhibition and teaching areas, innovative spaces for an experimental and creative education.