الاثنين، 9 يناير، 2012

MOPI Elementary School

MOPI Elementary School

This stunning façade belongs to MOPI Elementary School, located in a very urban yet very green area of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  The façade is an abstraction of a tree and evokes the images of the neighboring forest.  The building by Brazilian firm Mareines + Patalano was conceived as four separate volumes connected by balconies, and forming a "U" shape that opens to the forest behind.  Translucent glass encloses most of the classrooms, flooding them with light.  To create accessibility for wheelchairs, all levels are connected by 8% incline ramps.  When finished, the top floor of the school will be a roof garden that overlooks the mountains.




EMAD HANI ISMAEEL

                 Ph.D. in Technologies for the Exploitation
                 of the Cultural Heritage .
                 Senior Lecturer in the Dept. of ArchitectureE-mail:        emadhanee@yahoo.com
                 College of Engineering , University of Mosul 
                 Mosul - Iraq .

                  emadhanee@gmail.com
                  http://emadhani.blogspot.com/
Tel :           +964 (0)770 164 93 74
 

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