Hope courtyards

Best Project of Public Building or Facility

About the project
The project proposes the school space as a learning mechanism in itself in which it has a pedagogical role and not only a functional one. The entire school space is valued as a place for training, learning, research and social relations in which the variety of experiences that promote learning and exchange are encouraged.
Learning does not occur exclusively in the classrooms but in all the daily interactions and routines that children carry out. For this reason the experience that children have on their way to and from the classrooms is used as an educational instrument in itself, generating a playful space for learning. In this case, the arrival corridor is mixed with nature as it finds itself among the orchard, the fruits, the flowers and different plants, in the middle of its path. In the same way, some classrooms have transparency towards the garden, generating the experience of the classes in the middle of trees and flowers.

Gaba Kemisa, Ethiopia

Project design year

Applicant and author of the project
Diego Gonzalez RicoPhD from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in Barcelona-Spain in 2010; Specialist in Urban-Regional Planning from the National University of Colombia, Medellín Headquarters in 2001. Architect graduated from the Pilot University of Colombia in Bogotá in 1996. He is currently linked as an associate professor at the Faculty of Architecture at the National University in Medellín.
Project by Diego González Rico, Maria Alejandra Amado Avila.