Colegio Hebreo Maguen David
Education and Training
Thinking in the present and designing the future of educational environments is essential in a period when technology constantly absorbs our manner of learning and living in this world, and therefore SpAce was entrusted with designing spaces generating experiences and promoting knowledge in order to augment inspiration, creativity, freedom, innovation, security and tolerance, which lead to self-discovery, making use of the leadership capacities of the student in favor of the community.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The design proposal of SpAce shares ideology with the Colegio Maguen David, visualizing the most effective learning in social environments, and rejecting the formal and rigid environments. Learning is intellectual, but also emotional, and therefore the conversion of traditional spaces to transitional spaces is preferred, permitting students, professors, collaborators and parents to make use of the spaces.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The project of the new facilities, approached as an adjustment of spaces for a healthy and productive interaction emphasizing its principal values of respect, responsibility and honesty toward the community and society, was developed by spAce, a leading firm in Corporate Design and Educational Spaces in Mexico and Latin America. The school, seeking to reflect in the spaces a level of educational excellence that can confront a changing world, develops critical awareness based on values and an attitude of commitment and respect and acceptance of oneself, recognizing the differences that the environment presents.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in April 2015 in Camino Tecamachalco 370, Cuajimalpa de Morelos. Lomas de Vista Hermosa, Mexico City and finished in December 2016.
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Interior design opens the possibility of transforming spaces, with colors, textures, aromas and functional intuition, creating a natural and friendly system in configurable, flexible spaces, with natural light that make it possible to learn better in environments with different staging within the same institution. Open and closed spaces have been combined for studying in balance and harmony, in agreeable, interesting, comfortable environments, with modular furniture in constant transformation.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
2,100 sqm. The special configuration of the project is transformed in function of the school development stage, passing through organic forms daycare preschool to end in more rational orthogonal forms high school, sharing support and service areas: green areas, cafeteria, printing, copies, productive boulevards for informal meetings, team projects, alcoves for collaborative experimentation and work, interactive boards with touch technology, etc.
Space in between, Awareness of space, Ergonomics, Makerspace, interactive skills, free books
The consolidation of innovative educational processes is supported with the design of spaces for experimentation, workshops and spontaneous activities, thereby contributing to the socialization and happiness of the inhabitant. According to special guidelines based on the methodology of Waldorf, they were divided into three groups
Preschool education with action and imitation with space protectors, use of organic forms that generate mysterious places for playing, common and comfortable points of reference, entrance of natural light and alcoves to engage in specific activities.
In general, seven productive work spaces are defined according to the educational excellence that the school seeks library and terrace with free books, mobile laboratories, break out individual spaces, makerspace workshops, media lab radio and TV and casual collisions, all for purposes of learning, observing, thinking, researching, practicing, interaction and transferring experiences. These spaces were designed under the five primary design concepts for educational spaces formulated by spAce, Space in between, Awareness of space, Stitching transition, Ergonomics, Makerspace collaborative.
TEAM MEMBERS (14) :
Space: Juan Carlos Baumgartner, Ines Benitez, Collaborators: Amada Zagha, Marcos Aguilar Flores, Angel Trujillo, Arturo Arenas, Acoustics: Carlos Vazquez Quintero, Lighting: LUA, Furniture: Steelcase , Vitra , Carpets: Shaw Contract Group, Photography: Paul Czitrom, Pim Schalkwijk and
Photographer Paul Czitrom