García Torrente Arquitectos designed a classroom building for 2600 students located on a steep plot. The building was designed for spacial clarity, easy maintenance and energy efficiency.

Constructively the encounter with the ground is resolved with three large concrete supports from which the whole building is suspended, conceived as a bridge of almost 40 meters in span and two stories high, executed with metal frame in which most of the classrooms are located. The facade is made of an aluminum curtain wall and glass -Schüco system- which is protected, except for the north-facing sides, by a thin skin of aluminum microperforated sheet allowing the ventilation of the facade and reducing direct heat gain by 35%, while enabling direct views from the inside.

Source Classrooms in Linares Science and Technology Campus / García Torrente Arquitectos | ArchDaily