Individual and collective scale in the complexity of school space. The Portuguese experience

  • André Santos University of Porto
  • Anna Kazimirko University of Porto
  • Leonardo Barros University of Porto
Keywords: school architecture, rehabilitation, methodology, complexity, multiscale

Abstract

The conception of the contemporary scholar space requires a whole set of aspects that confront opposite scales, by increasing the complexity of achieving systemic, balanced and, most important, clear results. To both fulfil the most recent pedagogical ideals, the functional needs, the social aspirations, and the incorporation of the (new) legal demands, bearing in mind the public investment restraining policy, it becomes a challenge even bigger, from which the political responsibility cannot stand apart. So, through the intervention developed by Parque Escolar on the grounds of rehabilitation of the scholar buildings in Portugal, it’s important to comprehend the dialogue between different scales from distinct environments (programmatic, educational, social and infrastructural), defending this operation as a paradigmatic response to the multi-scale complexity.

Author Biographies

André Santos, University of Porto

Architect and PhD, he is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Architecture. Integrated Member of the Architecture and Urbanism Study Centre (CEAU) and Coordinator of the research project Escolas – Complexidade e Interpretação, he is developing several research projects mostly related to school architecture.
E-mail: amsantos@arq.up.pt

Anna Kazimirko, University of Porto

Integrated Member of the research project Escolas – Complexidade e Interpretação, currently she is working on the theme of technology and school architecture; the current study is entitled Espaços Escolares e a Integração das (novas) Necessidades Infraestruturais.
E-mail: annakazimirko.projeto@gmail.com

Leonardo Barros, University of Porto

Integrated Member of the research project Escolas – Complexidade e Interpretação, currently he is working on the theme of architectural expression and school architecture; the current study is entitled A Imagem da Arquitetura: Impactos e Reflexos Culturais e Identitários.
E-mail: leonardobarros96@gmail.com

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‘Escola Secundária Garcia de Orta’ in Vila Nova de Gaia by Ricardo Bak Gordon: library, the openness of school spaces to the community (credit: A. Santos, 2011). AGATHÓN 7 | 2020
Published
2020-06-21
How to Cite
Santos, A., Kazimirko, A. and Barros, L. (2020) “Individual and collective scale in the complexity of school space. The Portuguese experience”, AGATHÓN | International Journal of Architecture, Art and Design, 7(0nilne), pp. 114-123. doi: 10.19229/2464-9309/7122020.
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