multipurpose room in Sagrado Corazón school

Orthogonality and neutral tones frame and put the environment in value. The amplitude, the luminosity and a play of lights and shadows at the service of a warm space, respectful of the human scale and the biological rhythms of the users.


AREA | 320 m²


Spínola Institution.  Sagrado Corazón School


Fernando Valdés ( D2 Arquitectos) Architect, Construction Verosa, Photography Lolo Mestanza

CATEGORY | interior design, interior design, interior design, school design, school decoration, school interior design, educational design, educational architecture, spatial branding, corporate design, corporate interior design, architecture, interior architecture, space design, collaborative spaces.

views from the school's multipurpose room

A school renovation across the paradox of integrating the exterior as part of the interior design is the key resource of this project located in a unique enclave.

initial conditions

This reform carried out in the Sagrado Corazón school in Malaga, aims to renovate an old pavilion for sports use.

The purpose of the renovation is to give the school a multipurpose space. A space that can function as an assembly hall, covered recreation room or venue for events, both internal and external.

It was a dilapidated space, detached from its surroundings and gloomy. But with great potential due to its location and orientation.

school renovation towards the environment

The privileged views that can be seen from the location of the pavilion become from the beginning the main motivation of the project. The first and most important decision is the opening of the south-east enclosure. Integrating as protagonists transparency, the plant environment and the sea.

The opening gives rise to the integration of vertical ribs. These generate rhythm in a play of light and shadow. Through them and the progressive movement of their morning shadows, the user becomes aware of the passage of time, thus favoring their circadian rhythm.

reform of the Sagrado Corazón school Malaga

The architecture is characterized by its orthogonality and spaciousness. But unlike the previous state, the amplitude comes from the hand of a ceiling height that respects the human scale and a correct use of light.

This renovation in the school also implies improvements in terms of practical matters. One of them is the provision of space for accessibility.

accessible entrance to the multipurpose room

In addition, the approach of its internal structure allows the subdivision of the space into five parts. Each of them will be able to function independently, since they are provided with individualized installations.

multipurpose room layout

interior design and environments

For the interior design, neutral textures and tones are chosen, creating a canvas that contrasts with the saturated colors of the exterior. As well as the luminosity and the use of wood provide the necessary warmth in such an open space. The use of indirect light adds depth to the different environments.

lighted school multipurpose room
detalle techo sala multiusos

Getting good acoustics is paramount. Materials such as vinyl wallcovering, wooden baffles and perforated ceiling tiles are used to meet this need.

Finally, lighting acquires a fundamental role in the generation of interior design. In addition to meeting the lighting needs of the space, it adds depth and reinforces the orthogonal character of the project.

reform of the multipurpose room of the Sagrado Corazon school

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