Escuela de Talentos
Callao, Perú (2012)
Renovation of a Public School In Collaboration with SUSUKA
The Callao Regional Government asked us to renovate an existing school to implement “La Escuela de Talentos” (ET): an experimental public school for outstanding students with scarce resources (mostly from Pachacutec), applying information and communication technologies in B-learning models.
Although a big technological infrastructure was available, the school building seemed more like a “prison” than a proper learning facility: unwelcoming pavilions around a harsh concrete yard with no greenery or shade. With very limited time and budget, we proposed to “humanize” the existing building with basic interventions that created green areas and social spaces.
DESIGN TEAM: César Becerra,
Fernando Puente Arnao, Manuel de Rivero with Juan Pablo Corvalán, Juan Carlos Fajardo, Gabriel Vergara, Favio Chumpitaz, Fabricio Torres, Renata Sinkevic, Paulina Ríos y Claudia Saldivia.
SURFACE: 8825m2 (plot), 4147m2 (renovation)
LOCATION: Callao, Callao, Perú
CONSTRUCTIÓN: Gobierno Regional del Callao
ADVISORS: Luis Camacho (agricultural engineer)
CLIENT: Gobierno Regional del Callao