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Buenaventura School

Colombia 2012

In collaboration with Joel Sanders Architect & Plan Padrino, Executive Architect

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Louver Elevation

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This Kindergarten and Community Center in a disadvantaged area of Buenaventura, Colombia, is designed to provide a safe but vibrant and open environment for school children and community activities.

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Classroom Section

Cascading downhill toward the river under a facetted floating roof, the classrooms are enclosed only by brightly colored operable louvers, carved away to allow a range of individual views out for both children and adults.



The louvers create a rhythmic continuity around the central courtyard and the double-height community center, filtering views toward the river.




Plan Detail

Project Team: David Freeland, Brennan Buck