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Broadway Malyan completes Madrid school

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Work has finished on the first phase of Broadway Malyan’s 2,000-pupil school for the British Council in Madrid, Spain

The 1,250m² building, on a the site north of the city centre in Somosaguas, is designed for children aged 3-18.

Broadway Malyan’s school for the British Council in Madrid

Broadway Malyan’s school for the British Council in Madrid

Previous story (AJ 05.02.2010)

Broadway Malyan starts school in Madrid

[FIRST LOOK + SKETCHES] Work has started on Broadway Malyan’s 2,000-pupil school for the British Council in Madrid, Spain

The 1,250m² building, on a tight site north of the city centre in Somosaguas, is designed for children aged 3-18.

The scheme, which includes the refurbishment of the office and library facilities as well as a reconfigured entrance to the secondary school, boasts a sports pitch below the main new building. The project also has a number of ‘anti-paparazzi’ features to protect the children, many of whom have famous parents, from the press.

Describing the project, a practice spokesman said: ‘As a principle, we have tried to dissolve the edge of the classrooms, connecting them to adjacent spaces for self-directed learning – under surveillance – utilising a buffer zone of ancillary space outside the classrooms where students can use ICT equipment but be on view to the teacher in the classroom.

‘All teaching spaces front an atrium, where floors of sand blasted glass flooring allow light to percolate right through the building.’

 

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