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  • 7/27/2019 The Northlands Primary School


    The Northlands Primary School Nordelta, Argentina

  • 7/27/2019 The Northlands Primary School


    he Northlands school is an educationalcommunity located just outside o Buenos Aires, Argentina in the suburb o Nordelta. Temulti-building campus houses acilities designed toaccommodate the complete pre-college educationo youth, rom kindergarten through high school. Te primary school at Te Northlands community

    unctions as a comprehensive educationalenvironment or children attending the rst throughthe seventh grades.

    Integrated into the design scope o the primary school at Te Northlands are two o the conceptspresented within the institutions missionstatement: First, nurture a childs appreciation or

    his or her country and culture. Second, providea joy ul atmosphere that stimulates activity andpositive attitudes. Te consideration o pedagogicgoals as unctional needs enhances the conceptualdevelopment o the primary school, resulting inan environment that is true to its purpose andexperienced authentically.

    The Northlands Primary SchoolNordelta, Argentina

    - 14 Classrooms, 2 per grade (1st-7th): 60 square meters each- Dedicated Rooms (Computer Lab, Art, Science Lab and Music): 90 square meters each- Media Center: 250 square meters- Administration: 200 square meters- Ca eteria/Serving/ eachers Lounge: 350 square meters- Gym/Lockers: 700 square meters- Pool: 700 square meters- Exterior Recreational Area/Parking (30 spaces)

    otal Internal Area= 3,400 square meters otal Site Area= 13,800 square meters (approximately)

    N Project Site (shaded) NTS

    Nordelta, Argentina

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    Te saturated color palette used within thedesign is inspired by a work o art titled,Cinco Melodias (above), by Xul Solar, a well-known Argentine artist. Te complex palette o secondary and tertiary colors is selected with the intent tostimulate activity and positive attitudes, as wellas to promote and sustain creative thinking. Inaddition, the bright hues suggest an atmosphere o play ulness and welcome.

    F orm or the design o the primary school at TeNorthlands draws inspiration rom La AvenidaNueve de Julio, the widest avenue in the world anda national landmark. Symbolically, the re erenceto the avenue represents Argentinas independenceday and pride in country. Spatially and visually, there erence suggests movement and the lively, joy ulessence o a bustling metropolis.

    Monuments, such as the obelisk and the statue o Don Quixote, occur regularly along La AvenidaNueve de Julio. Tese monuments create hubs o engagementspeci c points o visual interest,enjoyment and in ormation exchange. Withinthe context o the primary school design, thismonument e ect translates into vibrant commonareas that create a rhythmic occurrence o ocalpoints as one travels rom one end o the building

    to the other.

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    Main Entrance

    Northeast View

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    South Exterior Elevation NTS

    East Exterior Elevat ion NTS

    West Exterior Elevation NTS

    North Exterior Elevation NTS

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    Section 1 NTS

    Section 3 NTS

    N First Floor Plan NTS

    1 Main Entrance2 Reception3 Administration4 Music Room5 ypical Classroom A6 Media Center7 Computer Lab8 ypical Classroom B

    9 eachers Lounge10 Mechanical11 Ca eteria12 Kitchen13 Gymnasium14 Girls Locker Room15 Boys Locker Room16 Exterior Swimming Pool

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    Section 2 NTS

    Section 4 NTS

    NSecond Floor Plan NTS

    1 Green Roo 2 Science Lab3 ypical Classroom B

    4 Art Room5 ypical Classroom A

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    Furniture Decisions Typical Classroom

    Te Vertable is ully adjustable in height, whichis conducive to an environment in which childrenare growing and vary in size. When positioned vertically, its marker board sur ace becomes aninteractive teaching and presentation tool.

    Material Decisions Typical Classroom

    Modular carpeting is used as the foor coveringin all o the classrooms. Ease o maintenance is a

    signi cant actor in this decision. Additionally, theselected carpet designs bring pattern and color toeach space, supporting the concept o classroomsas areas o lively experience and creative thinking.

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    Isis Concepts Rondo Chair Isis Concepts Vertable

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    Isis Concepts Newton Chair

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    Material DecisionsMedia Center

    Color ul carpeting and upholstery are selectedto assist in the stimutlation o imagination. Teinspiration or each material decision is drawn rom Xul SolarsCinco Melodias .

    Furniture DecisionsMedia Center

    Te urniture pieces within the classroomsand media room o the primary school at TeNorthlands include the ollowing characteristics:mobile, stackable, easy to store, and multi-

    unctional. Light-weight, portable urniture, suchas the Point Stool by Fat Boy, allows students theopportunity to interact with their environment, which acilitates creative thinking, promotesindependence, and introduces the link betweenenvironment and social and unctional needs.

    Fat Boy Point Stool Isis Concepts Step Chair