The Lluís de Requesens High School is located on the urban boundary of the municipality of Molins de Rei in Barcelona, next to the primary school Ferrán Agulló, the RicardGinebreda sports complex and B- 23 Interstate.
The project is programmatically divided into two zones. In the first zone, there is an educational building comprised of three stories which hold classrooms, administrative offices, teacher´s offices and a library. In the second zone, there is a one story building which holds the kitchen, cafeteria, gymnasium and locker rooms. There is direct access to the patios from this building. There is also a covered walkway connecting the two zones, protecting the users from the elements.
The building is located following the North-South orientation, in such a way that none of its main facades orient towards the B-23 Interstate minimizing the noise impact. The main facades face the North and South orientation, locating most of the classrooms on the northern side to avoid the annoyance of glare and solar heat gain. In this position, the building is lined with Menéndez Pelayo Street, creating somewhat an extension of its tree-lined boulevard. The main entrance lies, precisely, on the corner of Menéndez Pelayo and Felipe rogue. At this junction, the main building is retracted, creating a widening in the entrance area to highlight and favor access.
The structure is made of precast concrete columns and slabs. As for the facades, those of the ground floor are of precast concrete panels, while those of the upper floors are ventilated facades of galvanized and lacquered steel panels. As for the sunscreen slats, they are made of perforated extruded aluminum. The ground floor and the interiors are painted in yellow, in contrast to the gray steel of the upper floors and the slats. In the patios Koelreuterias and Parkinsonias were planted, whose flowers are also yellow.
AUTHORS ENRIC BATLLE I DURANY, JOAN ROIG DURAN, ALBERT GIL MARGALEF – ARCHITECTS
TEAM MARIA DURAN – BIM MANAGER / MARTA GIL, MIRIAM ARANDA, LOURDES ROMEO, BEATRIZ BARRAL – ARCHITECTS