American School of Asunción – STEAM
This project participated in the competition for the second new building of the American School of Asuncion, intended to gather all STEAM-related activities (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) by demolishing part of the existing old buildings.
The overall idea is based on the previous building experience that demanded a limited use of intermediate spaces. Aimed at maximizing natural light and ventilation, this project opens to all sides, with ample and transparent ground-level classes that can be used for events and expositions.
To have a compact volume we proposed the use of vertical lifts instead of ramps, thus preserving a central tree that shapes the void of the entire volume. The choice of a lift also created the conditions to a future development in the top floor, adding a whole new level with the same building footprint. The entire volume is protected from excessive sunlight with a modular ceramic facade, which can be moved with a simple mechanical system to enjoy the elevated vistas to the surroundings.
|Unbuilt – Competition
|R. Resck, F. Carrizosa, X. Casabianca