Expansion Carmen Sallés Preschool

  • Location:
    La Moran, Caracas Venezuela
  • Date:
    2009
  • Area:
    112 m2
  • Client:
    Carmen Salles Elementary School
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The Carmen Sallés preschool is located in the heart of the informal settlement La Morán. It is responsible for the education of around 200 children between the ages of 3 and 6. The school has grown organically, little by little appropriating itself of small constructions surrounding it and converting them into classrooms. Following this same pattern of growth, the school wishes to restructure a house into a nursery that can accommodate twenty children. Given the fact that space is limited and compromised, the intervention proposes to concentrate the available resources in the extension of a platform over the inferior level that can consolidate the fragmented existing rooms and at the same time create a vast and open area on top for the children´s recreation. Other interventions are modest and include furniture, pavement anda pergola type canopy.