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Ignacio Quemada Arquitectos

Nursery School, Zarautz

The parcel forms a right-angled triangle. As if it were a child's game, its design plays with this shape, on top of the leg that adjoins an eight-storey block (yet unbuilt), the “servant spaces” are concentrated along an elongated section. The corridor and classrooms run parallel to it. To adapt it to the site, one of the classrooms is rotated until it rests on the hypotenuse, whilst the other two are located along the other leg. The rest of the triangle is left as an outdoor playground and garden.

This geometric interplay has a volumetric interpretation; the classrooms, which open out towards the playground, appear to be boxes with sloping roofs over the flat roof of the rest.

Basic colours are used as the material from which all the façades are created.

Total dimensions
692 m² (Area)
  • Nursery School, Zarautz. Façade Ignacio Quemada Arquitectos Modern houses Aluminium/Zinc Multicolored

    Nursery School, Zarautz. Façade

    We designed and built it from LUXALON 84 R enamelled aluminium panels, selecting six colours from the reduced exterior colour chart.

  • Nursery School, Zarautz. Façade Ignacio Quemada Arquitectos Modern houses Aluminium/Zinc Multicolored

    Nursery School, Zarautz. Façade

    The vertically placed panels enforced a 100m spacing which extended to all elevations, resulting in precise adjustments to the locations of all gaps. The colours are deployed in accordance with a repeated sequence whereby white panels alternate with coloured panels, such that in front of the spaces in the east and south elevations the pattern of colour is transformed into a vertical lattice in which the coloured panels cross over the spaces while the white ones are interrupted.

  • Nursery School, Zarautz. Baby classrooms Ignacio Quemada Arquitectos Modern living room White

    Nursery School, Zarautz. Baby classrooms

    Nursery School, Zarautz. Baby classrooms

  • Nursery School, Zarautz. Outdoor playground Ignacio Quemada Arquitectos Modern houses Aluminium/Zinc Multicolored

    Nursery School, Zarautz. Outdoor playground

    The simplistic geometrical design of the floorplan has a volumetric impact. The classrooms are taller rooms with single-pitched roofs opening towards the play area, to look like boxes on top of the rest of the building which is covered with a flat roof.

  • Nursery School, Zarautz. Multi-purpose hall Ignacio Quemada Arquitectos Modern living room White

    Nursery School, Zarautz. Multi-purpose hall

    Nursery School, Zarautz. Multi-purpose hall

  • Nursery School, Zarautz. Children’s toilets/Nappy changing area Ignacio Quemada Arquitectos Modern bathroom Tiles Beige

    Nursery School, Zarautz. Children’s toilets/Nappy changing area

    Nursery School, Zarautz. Children’s toilets/Nappy changing area

  • Nursery School, Zarautz. Buggy area Ignacio Quemada Arquitectos Modern corridor, hallway & stairs White

    Nursery School, Zarautz. Buggy area

    Nursery School, Zarautz. Buggy area

  • Nursery School, Zarautz. Façade and outdoor playground Ignacio Quemada Arquitectos Modern houses Aluminium/Zinc Multicolored

    Nursery School, Zarautz. Façade and outdoor playground

    We designed and built it from LUXALON 84 R enamelled aluminium panels, selecting six colours from the reduced exterior colour chart.

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