School for Autistic Children
The “Voz Alta” Autistic Foundation’s new headquarters and educational building will is located in the Caracas municipality of Baruta. The school is oriented to the specialized teaching of children with autism for both pre-school and elementary grades.
In total, the building includes 10 classrooms for approximately 80 students. The classrooms are organized around a central patio with a north-south orientation to guarantee good illumination and ventilation. The design feature includes a ramp as the main vertical circulation that wraps around the external perimeter of the building. This alternative ramp circulation unites the public and private functions and creates a space where children can have their daily physical activity in a protected environment. Both the ramp and the more private vertical staircase will be covered by a modular steel cage façade that will allow for ventilation and illumination throughout the building, but more importantly, it will add safety for the children in the public corridors.
|Client||Voz Alta Autistic Foundation, Dir. Isabella Paul|
|Project Lead||Alfredo Brillembourg & Hubert Klumpner|
|Team||Andrea Hernandez, Andres Amelinckx, Anne Van Strein, Carlos Bastidas, Cesar Gavidia, Claudia Heinzl, Elias Gonzales Sanavia, Frankling Bravo, Freddy Ferro, Ganbat Choidogjamts, Ingrid Gosse, Jose Antonio Nuñez, Lea Ruefenacht, Luis Efren Santana, Olav Kvalnes, Natacha Pinto, Nestor Corzo, Rafeal Machado, Ramon Collazo|