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ERIC Number: EJ849690
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1609-7548
Sustainable Education Campus in Spain: Nature and Architecture for Training
Calvo-Sotelo, Pablo Campos
PEB Exchange, Article 10 Jun 2008
The quality of education is intimately linked to its architecture. Any urbanistic/architectural project must stem from an in-depth study of the area's characteristics, taken in the broad geographical, climatic, cultural, functional and ideological sense. The site should provide the conceptual energy from which a campus draws life. This requirement of professional rigour is especially critical in the design of "spaces for learning". The learning process cannot be separated from direct contact; modern forms of telecommunication must never seek to replace the close contact and direct exchange between people, the real stimulus for learning. It is this belief which underlies the need to conceive urbanistic/architectural complexes whose chief objective is to promote the human dimension of integral training. This article describes the sustainable education campus project for San Agustin de Guadalix which is based on an innovative concept of urbanism and architecture. The campus design and landscape aim to support training and exemplify sustainability. This design of the sustainable education campus of Madrid deliberately chooses to avoid solutions which owe more to an excessively conclusive or iconic architecture, but rather advocates spaces which, through the energy provided by the beauty of nature, serve the mission of the campus: the all-round education of the human being.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain