20072008 PU Timisoara Urban house with commercial ground-floor and rentable attic Furniture entry for Haettich Competition PU Timisoara, IABR Rotterdam Research, study, theory community & proposal on rehabilitation of the dormitory neighbourhoods2009 Exhibition, book , film Agricultural Museum and Community Centre for a small community in Finland Architect’s Order & Dala Foundation Wooden churches survey, inventory and possible intervention plan2010 ETSA Granada, Spain University Swimming Pool and Sport’s Administration ETSA Granada, Spain Public Lavatory in the Park2011 PU Timisoara Our Hill for social integration graduation project, PU Timisoara Public&civic centre in the suburb now english spanish german Artlantis AutoCAD romanian gathering ArchiCAD Romanian trade skills language skills sketching&data Adobe InDesign Adobe Photoshop (+40) 0766208334 born 14th july 1986 email@example.com 300687, Timisoara, Romania Al. Martir Andrei Istvan, nr.20, ap.6 Maria Adela Sgircea
EDUCATION COMPETITIONS/EXHIBITIONS EXPERIENCE 7th of may -21rst of may 20082005 – 2011 Civitas – Innovation in conservation in rehabilitation: september 2009 march 2008 – april 2009 Bachelor of Architecture survey, documentation and design of historical centres – Short-listed for the Parallel Cases Exhibition of the half time internship‘Politehnica’ University, Architecture Bologna, city centre. IABR 2009 Contest. Our team of 8 presented the “In at Experimental Studio of Architecture ESA, Timisoara Faculty, Timisoara, Romania Between” study and proposal on the rehabilitation of Activities - Basic skills in gathering and processing data residential facilities built under the communist regime, in september 2010 - april 20112009 – 2010 relevant to historical buildings; up-to-date information the Parallel Cases Exhibition, section Collective. volunteer work (part of the leading organising team)Erasmus Socrates mobility program on techniques and software of metrology and data- in organising the CASA competition (student compe-ETSA, Escuela Tecnica Superior de Ar- gathering. november 2011 tition of 2nd year architecture students from all Univer-quitectura – Technical School of Archi- Special mention for architecture film as part of the sities in the country, most of which adopted it as theirtecture, Universidad de Granada, Anda- Organised by Departamento de Architettura e Planifica- The Architecture Annual, Timisoara 2010 a_ta, Zilele school assignment) http://concursan2.wordpress.com/lucía, Spain zione Territoriale Alma Mater Studiorum – Universita di Filmului de Arhitectura – CinemA, for the documentary at Asociatia de la 4, the association of architecture Bologna 055 INBETWEEN. students in Timisoara2001-2005Baccalaureate 20th of march-30th of march 2007William Shakespeare Highschool, Timisoara, Romania Home, Smart Home PUBLICATIONS PORTFOLIO Activities - Incorporating passive technology in archi- Updated to october 2011 Co-author for “InBetween. De- tecture. The participants were introduced various sys-EXTRACURRICULAR signing Coexistence”, University tems and developed scenarios of usage. What follows is my academic portfolio, containing Politehnica Timisoara Publication, school work from the two Universities I attended during July 2009 2009. The book was part of the Organised by Thessaloniki Technical University, Greece my studies, my home university, the “Polytechnic” Uni-“60 de biserici de lemn - un proiect de salvare a patrimo- IABR, (International Architecture LGB Thessaloniki, Board of European Students of Tech- versity, Timisoara and my mobility host university, the Es- niului construit” (60 wooden churches, a project for Biennale Rotterdam) “InBetween” nology cuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura, Granada, Spain, the rescuing of built heritage) exhibition. as well as extensions of this work, like extra-curricular ISBN 978-973-625-939-5 8th of july-22 of july 2006 activities or competitions.Activity - Developing necessary drawings and docu- Universal Design - Architecture for Allmentation for the relocation of a traditional Romanian Colaborator for “Stramutarea These woks are meant to show reflections, processes,wooden church. The study facilitated the restoration bisericii din Pojogeni” (Moving Activities - Become acquainted with Universal Design, final solutions, technical and creative skills, detailingand moving of the wooden church in the fall of 2009. of the Pojogeni Church), Simetria indiscriminative accessibility and its basic principles as levels, professional interests and representation ca-The skills cover analysing and mapping of the degrada- Publication, Bucuresti 2010 relevant to architecture, restoration and urban planning. pacities.tions of a traditional wooden structures and acquiring One of the wooden churches my Apart from the TU lectures, we had different emphaticthe knowledge needed for the precise measuring and team discovered in urgent state activities in order to recognize the peculiarities and dif- Some projects have external links, for further informa-correct representation of an historic wooden building. was restored and moved to a sus- ficulties of being disabled. tion. tainable location. The book is theOrganised by the OAR (Romanian Architects’ Organiza- log of this restoration. Organised by Vienna University of Technology, Austriation) and the Dala Foundation ISBN 978-973-1872-11-7 LGB Vienna, Board of European Students of Technology RECOMMENDATIONS upon request
OUR HILL.october 2010 - january 2011.Kuncz Neighbourhood,Timisoara, Romania.studying at Facultatea deArhitectura, Universitatea“Politehnica” Timisoara.research and study team.Cristina Povian, RaduUngurean, AlexandraSpiridon, Zsolt Mathe, PaulValeanu, Simona Mesaros-Anghel, Anca Tomescu,Sergiu Sabau, Maria Sgircea.concept and design.MariaSgirceaA project with the challengeof solving, before anydesign work, from outsidethe professional sphere ofarchitecture, from outside ofthe architect-client paradigm,an unconventional problem.The task - solving a socialand economical problemthrough an architecturalintervention of our choice.
ighbourhood NON-ARCHI TECTURAL//L WHOSE HILL? job situation tate l-es time ANDSCAPE IN- ea in nd r y TERVENTION The study and research ra a steadil e au rise, + process was not limited to a have a job th strictly morphological view of 27% <<<<<growing new ne e dis valu the area, but looked into the do not have a job tan PROFIT 73% ce social landscape, the profile of ture to which proved to hold the key in the ucts GENERATING wn prod ruc ce many of the later decisions. An ro nte r3k privatly g URBANAGRI enquiry, various interviews and ast m susta CULTURE countless hours spent on the + inable infr chea field showed poverty on the p ene background of lack property rgy of new issues of the neighbourhood deeds and/or even identification ENERGY documents, lack of social security and physical safety, other EFICIENT 8% roads/sidewalks general and economical insertion life standard 24% + uncertainty, the feeling of being 13% outcasts in the very city they sanitation inhabit, ethnical tension, the lack of interest from the authorities Kuncz around193011111111 8% lack of interest from the authorities lack of utilities opportun lack of infrastructure and other housing Joseph ity for th 29% Kuncz e autho 13% 0+ rities LARGESCALE/EC problems connected or arisen OLOGICAL/ CITY- from those already mentioned. prestige PRO- 11111111111111111111111 Kuncz thecommunistage2222 low costs& ORIENTED recycled notorious Kuncz materials + --0 22222222222222222222222 Kuncz current333333333333 the view -0 ? SEETHECITY Kuncz da me an FROMABOVE the na lue is iety t of va 33333333333333333333333 r Our solution meets the ia ll is lef fused noto issues of the inhabitants from con ear faded lack of a feeling the the Kuncz neighbourhood not unclperty of belonging to sto prohts the city ry through a direct answer to their rig very punctual worries (usually economical troubles or lack of infrastructure) but through an steady income integrated vision. We propose a minimun social security local interests ial single architectural gesture need for political representation soc sion meant to generate the process ten expectation of life improvement ILL poverty that will eventually lead to themaslow scale of com- lack of security H integration and sustainability of URhyerarchy of needs munities acc. lack of expectations of improvement to their needs needs exterior help to solve problems O the Kuncz neighbourhood.
SUNSTUDY18th ofapril COMING into BEING After deciding on such an uncanny non-architectural intervention, the actual shaping of the hill follows. Apart from the physical characteristics of the soil that CROP ROTATION CROP SySTEMATIZATION determines de stack-shape, LANd PARTITION (season, size, walking alleys) there are several other neighbourhood boundaries final scenario determinatives involved. As obvious from the previous slide, the POSITIONING of the hill is crucial to mediating the ChANGES ThAT ThE relationships between the two hILL UNdERTOOK WITh re EVERy NEEd ThE STUdy very different communities thelevant UNVEILEd (north and south). The visibility surr pers oun pec ding tive ANGLES and the necessary stre s from ets CIRCULATIONS cut the available site in two and leave the larger side for the agricultural intervention and The horizontal surfaces necessary for planting impose the TERRACING. ar The sun plays a crucial deteas an erm d ci ine rcul role in shaping the hill. The top the atio of the hill is placed eccentrically shap n w e of hich the so that, on the one hand, the hill top would not cast a large ShAdOW on the houses in the north, but on the future street, and on the other hand, the surface on which AGRICULTURE would be possible is maximized. su unan stud The great endeavour of dva y - t ntag he m eou ost gathering the soil necessary for s ins this hill is partially solved by the hILL LAyERS taking into consideration waste tan ces recycling of the 16% soil waste from construction sites and final vegetation layers. and 46% concrete rubble waste from the future road infrastructure construction site east of the hill and partially from construction sites in the region. less sun exposure (for plants which need less) most sun exposure The generic section on the right shows how these materials could be put to use. The top layer is the recycled and enriched disposition from existing soil. the agricultural point of view
SLEdGING SLOPES TERRACING FOR AGRICULTURE SOLAR ENERGy SOLUTION - ‘SOLAR IVy’ TREES AROMATIC PLANTS PARK LANd SUPPORTING SOLUTION - GAbIONS MAdE OUT OF CONSTRUC- TION WASTE. SOME PARTS COULd EVEN hOLd EARTh AS WELL ANd GROW PLANT ANd MOSS.
C I V I CCENTREin the suburb.graduation project.decembre of 2010 - june of 2011.Dumbravita,Timisoara metropolitanarea, Timis county.studying at the Architecture Faculty‘Politechnic’ University Timisoara,Romania.research, project basis, design &concept: Maria SgirceaApproximately 5 years after theeconomic boom that facilitatedthe development of the suburbs,still in the economic crisis that hasstopped this development, welook back rather surprised barelyrealizing that we are repeatingmistakes other have done beforeus. Upon a closer look, withpatience but without prejudice,we see that the particularities ofthe phenomenon in the Romaniancontext are perhaps as many asthe similarities of the well-known“sprawl”. Strategies applied by theU.S. and Europe before us can beapplied to a certain extent, true, butfrom the architectural point of view,how do we address the particular?
1. C A Sdata -and Tcomparative general E S UDY analysis on the land-imobiliary speculation - living relationship. case-study D u m b r a v i t a 1. the phenomenon of real estate speculation through sprawl has affected agricultural land near urban areas all across Europe. moreover, in the case studied, the size, layout and borders of agricultural land got to determine the new plot orientation, dimension2. and street network. 2. urban strategy (or lack thereof) - the area provided in the 1999 PuG - with yellow - for residential areas was augmented in the 2004 PuZ(local urban plan) - with light green. among former agricultural plots where the only crept each a minimum size street, public3. spaces and services planned are lost in number and size. in fact, even less than the map shows can be found at present. 3-4. the far too optimistic in scope and number PuZs from before 2008 did not come to be, leaving a lot of seemingly abandoned houses in the landscape, without any neighbors or access streets. although in poor shape and with and uncertain future, timisoara’s4. suburbs appear to have parameters that could accommodate future sustainable development strategies - the suburbs are still young, not far away from the city, they have a minimum number of services and, perhaps most importantly, they are comparative study of the based largely on small-scale private suburbs of timisoara initiative - the minimum unit. a c c e s s i b i l i t y & transportation
mATERIAlIzATIoN of ThE IDEA The entire ensemble be- gins from the need of a place (a pretext to welcome &catalyseStreet morphology is the community activities) and its “com-direct and undeniable re- munication” with the commercialsult of the crucial role ofthe car in the life of the buildings parasyting around it.people living in the sub- The first version of theurb. the lack of pedestrianfacilities, of meeting and building contained and protectedsocialising spaces as a result an open space by surrounding it onof the exclusive use of the all sides. In order not to isolate itcar prevent any premise ofa “healthy” life outside the but, at the same time, to separatehouse, of the minimal pos- the commercial character of thesibility of small local com-munities forming. shops from the civic character of the public space, the small square is detached from the commercial area and opens toward the mainthe direction of interven- street for more exposure.tion in favour of publicspaces seems to be a prom- Walking directions andenade with chained events, adjusts angles of perspective andrelevant and visible on the experience on the street walkingmain street. For this to havea more likely chance to hap- fragments in several different plat-pen, the non-local circula- forms privacy.tion is to be discharged onthe future outer ring street Around the small plazasof timisoara. the interior spaces of the commu- nity detach- with a swimming pool, a kindergarten and a multipurpose space. The parking lot grows in- conspicuously under the successive raised platforms. In addition to the com- mercial small-sized modules, in the back a larger one forms, connect- ed to the small square the covered parking lot. It serves as attractor (anchor), as do the kindergarten, the small square and the multipur- pose hall.
models open on both sides degrees to which they open how they function possible destination of the shopsFLUIDITY OF CIRCULATIONSthe disposition of the ensembleis set in such a way that themain plaza distributes circula-tion ramified between the mod-ules and, in the opposite direc-tion, gathers circulation andviews in the centre of the plaza.FLEXIBILITY OF MODEL DIS-PLAY the structure of the plat-form and that of commercialmodules are independent onefrom the other and calculatedto allow modules permutationand development in height in apossible future.this flexibility is designed to ac-commodate, with time dynam-ics and community growth,various utilities and densitiesthat the shopping centre maycome to have.
inBETWEEN .october 2008 - july 2009 .’Soarelui’ Neighbourhood, Timisoara, Romania .research, study & design team. archive photo of newly opened neighbourhood Alexandra Spiridon, Sergiu Sabau, Isopescu Bogdan, Roland Rigler, Paul Valeanu, Anca Tomescu, Piscoi Clara, Maria Sgircea A process of research, community outreach and reabilitation and project proposal dealing with the collective living neighbourhoods of the communist age. “The current phenomenon inherits the given form, the blocks as such, as well as their inherent premises – mono function, uniform dwelling, smothering of any likelihood of social community interaction, lack of community services… In this context, small businesses, services, the market place, small gardens and outdoor rooms appear naturally signalling need, liveliness and potential. People embellish according to their taste: block entries, balconies, gardens, garages, trying to escape the haunting perception of grey neighbourhoods, personalizinggraffiti found today on one of the blocks of flats fragments of their existence.”
gathering for the 1rst of may feast on an unfurbished green space next to the church
inBetweenor what should future professionals learn to consequences of newly found, Christopher Alexander’s to be dealt with. The second part The Process & A possible vision for the “Soarelui” Community it out of standstill, people must be engaged in the process of creating Phase 1. Urgent intervention by localunderstand and work with regulation-lacking freedom. Pattern Language offers the insights of the study consists in the active Apart from being a administration in readjusting streetscapes The current phenomenon in the complex relationship between engagement of the students in their own vision of a possible future. and implementing a one way street theoretical endeavour in search Creating a space for The post communist inherits the given form, the blocks the context, seen as the whole, and the community through: public of the language of the dormitory system. Solving the streetscape in thisera, with the rough guidelines of real dialogue and surrounding a way would offer the possibility of clearing as such, as well as their inherent the events (actions) that define and design sessions, testing ideas for neighbourhood, the processa fledgling free market economy possible project with a narrative the space in front of the school, leaving implications – mono function, are defined by the context. community projects, public enquiry was extended by investigating and establishing it as an event inreplaced the excess of the past, possible (practical) solutions for room for defining the center. uniform dwelling, smothering of “Each pattern in the space and sociological studies. Eventually, the history of the community willcentralized superimposed forms of any likelihood of social community has a pattern of events associated we hope to reach a point in which its rehabilitation. The resulting becomes in itself an opportunity, a Phase 2. Intervention by localliving, unconcerned with “the equal interaction, etc. In these context with it. It is just the patterns of people will be aware of the variety proposal was open to view for the tool for building communities. administration into creating the premise“individuals, with the excesses of residents of the community and The involvement of the for a public-private partnership that could small businesses, services, events in the space which are of solutions they can access in order for the authorities during a public finance a multi-storey parking.speculative real estate investments kindergartens, market place, small repeating in the building or the to challenge their problems. academic sector, the Universities, debate that we organized in the would bring in an equidistant third Phase 3. Interior courtyards –driven only by profit. Each case gardens, outdoor rooms appeared town; and nothing else.” (C.A.) neighbourhood.either denied or ignored public party that would have the position COMMON LAND (67). Irregular parking naturally signalling need, liveliness Acknowledging the fact We believe in this phase and the ability to council, mediate and the presence of garages makesspace as means of creating a sense and potential. that the problems lie in the distorted, of its existence, the dormitory and propose alternatives, having, at most interior courtyards completelyof community. What we see today in unsettled relationships between the neighbourhood is captive in the same time, greater knowledge unusable. Once the first two phases The solutions we find today the “dormitory neighbourhoods” context and the events, the first part utilitarian problems and the benefits for students. This way the are complete, the parking issue can befor the errors of the past maybe the is the human element, trying to implementation of solutions is the school succeeds in securing an completely solved. Possible private-public of the study consisted in identifyingsolutions needed to solve the errors exclusive responsibility of the public active role in the city. partnerships can be set up to help the recycle spatial handicaps ending and understanding the “patterns in administration. All conceivable people manage costs in refurbishing thewe seem to be making today. up with a reluctant schizophrenic space” in which certain activities common goals of a functional courtyards. The post-communist urban environment trapped dwell. community are dependent on thoseapartment block neighbourhood inBetween the “unfitting” heritage Improving the quality of major investments needed. Phase 4 On long term, if serious investment can be afforded in a public-today seems to be a hybrid blend and an “unspoken” desire of public, semi-public space, notions While the authorities clear private partnership, the parking issuebetween a rigid form reminiscent of belonging and sense of community. confused in the collective mental, the dormitory neighbourhood of could be completely solved, leavingthe communist age and dissonant is only one component that has its “utilitarian” problems, and shake common land, generally, free from cars.
the patterns as they appear in the book white-analysis of Ch. a’s patterns grey-speCifiC to the dormitory neigh- bourhoodThEory Pattern LaNguagE ofE xc E r P T s ThE dormiTory A pattern of events is a situation that is The trees structure “A collection of The semilattice structure “A specific and “keeps on happening” in a is characteristic for the generic _Patterns that soften certain place. sets forms a tree if and only if, for any two sets that belong to the collection collection of sets forms a semilattice if and only if, when two overlapping A pattern of space is a physical NEighBourhood dormitory neighborhood. Time is yet to show which the rigid morphology: [NETWORK OF PATHS], [UNDECIDED LAND], either one is wholly contained in the sets belong to the collection, the set element, taking different shapes in and how many of the patterns [TRIMMED HEDGES]. other, or else they are wholly disjoint.” of elements common to both also different situations. proposed by Christopher Alexander are _Patterns that solve some In his 1965 article ”a city is Christopher Alexander’s belongs to the collection.”4 part of the language of the dormitory of the problems that come with thisnot a tree”, Christopher Alexander A pattern is a principle of behavior; philosophy offers valuable insight neighborhood and which patterns are form of collective living: [YOUR OWNdefines a new method of analyzing a answers to similar problems, in to the forces that lay at the heart different situations. not. Although, for now, only a part STORAGE], [YOUR OWN GARDEN],city, focusing on the way that different of the seemingly chaotic actions of these patterns are present (around [GREEN PARKING], [ON-STREETparts within a city are connected. of the inhabitants of the dormitory A pattern is a repetition of a relation 30), we have no reasons to believe PARKING], [CHANGE OF USE], [PRIVATE Through this method he between elements, not the repetition neighborhoods and provides a fine that many of the others will not PRACTICE].analyzed and differentiated two city of the elements that define it. tuned tool for its rehabilitation. appear in time if they are permitted or _Furthermore, some newtypologies: the tree typology and the People are now inBetween, A pattern is also a link between a need encouraged. patterns have to be encouragedsemi-lattice typology; the first deriving searching, creating, modifying their and the answer to that need. These pattern can be in order to enhance the sense offrom the planned city – that he called - in Christopher Alexander’s terms - diferenciated in the following sorts: belonging [THE MARKET], [DEFININGthe artificial city, and the second A pattern is made up from other “patterns of space” at the same time _Patterns that neutralize THE CENTRE], [REPRESENTATIVEfrom the spontaneously created city - smaller patterns and a relation that continuously losing, transforming, the feeling of overwhelming SPACES].the natural city. guides them. adapting their “patterns of events”. uniformity: [DWELLERS’ COMMUNITY], People’s liberated A pattern is not just a concept, but still [DWELLERS’ BLOCK BOUNDARY], a physical element. undertakings form a language that [DIVERSIFIED FAÇADE].
the Project The large endeavour that is this project is represented in time and superposition of tasks in the diagram on the left. Some of the task undertook were shared, others were handled by 1-2-3 people. If there is one project in which I was involved from the first idea to the finished product, learned team IABR work and negotiation, understand the book editing importance of surpassing problems, we felt the need study - book editing study from 0 task I did not expect I would have to do, and so many others, to add to Ch. Alexander’s pat- film editing this is the project. terns the growth his theory allows historical footage gathering - that of new, local patterns, footage gathering proper to the collective living exhibition editing neighbourhood study - expo methods defining graphic material - maps, sketches &diagrams historical study on the pre 89 urbanism&politics a more thor- writing articles on the study, research, analysis & proposal photo collection ough approach with solutions the part of for each street and courtyard, search for project funding the endeavour in which we in four stages, involving various preparation for sociological enquiry started to put down the our we analysed the decision fac- tors and various deciding on the form of the expo thought organize them and connections be- tween the pat- investment pos- sibilities. finding connections of theory to the context in writing. this, in turn , added terns and estab- lished the degree community meeting preparations to the way we understood the to which they are present and man- second solution proposal information. ifest themselves neighbourhood council preparations theory accompanies the study and proposal is that of the organic growth of Christhoper Alexan it consisted mostly of T the data is gathered and analysed organised in patterns and the proposal is done according to the missing pattern as need in the growth theory. the theory that strengthen-der’s. we started by veri- fying the existence first solution proposal ing the pat- tern already analysis of the patterns in the neighbourhood field data gathering 2008 mar nov may oct feb oct sep dec aug ian jun jul aprexercise launch handing in of meeting with 16th of march 11th of may 29th of may 1rst of july 1rst-5th of may 24th of sept. 24 sept 2010 dec 2010 21 jan 2011 (started as a the 1rst sem. the neighbour- deadline for first intermediate community second intermediate final deadline opening day of Romanian Annual Architec- Bucharest An- school urban- assignment hood council competition IABR deadline meeting IABR dealine for submission the IABR 2009 Cultural Institute ture Timisoara nual Biennaleism case study) submission of exhibition Budapesta a_ta - film entry BAB10 expo essay material exhibition
sending the exhibition panels mock test of the exhibition the inbetween notebook where visitors were asked to sketch down their vision for their version of the dormitory neighbourhood of the near future. work Opening of the IABR Parallel Cases exhibition and Awards mock test of the bookexhibition plans The unfolding of the exhibition THE TEAM THE BOOK http://issuu.com/mariasgircea/docs/inbetween
PUBLICLAVATORY.may 2009 - june 2010.Rose Park, Timisoara.studying at Escuela TecnicaSuperior de Arquitectura Gra-nada, Spain.concept and design. AncaTomescu, Maria Sgircea.This small scale butinteresting project was meantto bring us one step closerto the detailing, materialand product choosing of aproject. Set in a park, thesimple volume of the lavatorybrings forth a small outsidesiting area between the treesand a pleasantly lit, vibrantatmosphere around thewater basin, inside.
the project is located in one of the centrals annexed to a circulation of the park, it is meantparks of my home town, next to a open stage, to invite to a ‘pocket’ public, with a bench andon cross-circulations potable water detail level of the project the facades directed towards the park interior images of the small ensemble. emphasis was pup on the definition of each piece, on object and material election, down to the soap dispenser.
O LY M P I CSWIMMINGPOOL.october 2009 - january 2010.Paseo de los Estudiantes,Granada, Andalucia, Spain.studying at Escuela TecnicaSuperior de Arquitectura Gra-nada, Spain.research, concept and de-sign.Maria SgirceaThe University of Granadacurrently has an outdoorswimming pool and isplanning to upgrade to anindoor one, adding a gym,administrative functionsand a batch of studyrooms, all in an area that isplanned to undergo seriousrehabilitation, along withRafael Moneo’s rehabilitationof the nearby train station.The projects meets theseneeds with an ensembleof individual buildings thatfunction togheter as asystem and an open greenarea at both level of thesurroundings.
P H A S E S PROJECT The generating idea of this is project is the wish (necessity) to connect two streets (N & S of the site) that have a 3.4m level difference through the pool cover plane.uncover This plane turns into an urban extension of the street and can serve the community as a park, as the area is in lack of parks. The plane is later on worked on with cutting and extruding, as shown on the left, leading to a “positive - built - negative -crop opening” ensemble. This ensemble is a fine tuned system that involves two buildings, a 0 level park, a 3.4 level park, classes, administration, a cafeteria, a gym and a swimming pool slide each with it’s own locker rooms. The different functions are very well interconnected, at circulation level and at a visual level. The administrative building and the educational building have a courtyard each, an interpretation of the Spanish “patio”, one open for access, extrude one closed for the benefit of the employees, the open room. The project reached a technical phase as well, with lighting, heating, water circulation and structure proposal, with further work on detail and structure plans, facades and sections.