archsam Competition 1st prize

“School without classrooms”
International Competition
1st Prize
Valencia, Spain
June 2017

Over time man is losing his relationship with nature, he is forgetting where he comes from and what the resources are. We need to re-learn important things in life. What will the children of the future need? What should be your resources? What is fundamental to learn for the world of the future? Hans Scharoun, in the 1960s, with his schools, proposed the idea of integrating children into society by giving them a spatial network in which the children learned to socialize with his peers with the construction of a school that reproduced a small town. Learning through a park wants to recover the values: Sense of identity and self-esteem, empathy, commitment to social justice and equity, respect for diversity, concern for the environment and commitment to sustainable development. We propose understanding the world through the recognition of the landscape: trees, animals, vital cycles, natural materials will allow learning the emotional, verbal, mathematical and artistic / plastic languages with the principal goal of people can make the difference if they grew up with new values in new spaces. The park becomes a college and the school becomes a park, there is no difference between them. The child learns and the citizens learn when their curiosity is motivated, when through play and experience they check and assimilate. There are no classes, there are areas of experience, open areas and more limited areas, with fabrics, water, natural materials, the limits are blurred. Only the courtyards and the unevenness are establishing the learning areas. In Tempelhoff school, children are organized according to the criteria maturity allows, and only the attentive look of the parents or teachers, mark the limits and guide with prudence, wisdom and understanding in order to learn to live in community and return to describe the important values of life in a sustainable world.

Collaboration with Carla Sentieri, professor at the ETSA in Valencia and Alba Cariñena


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