The secondary school for 24 classrooms is compact buiding, set within a simple rectangular volume whose circulation routes are arragend within a tri-partite typological structure, The central section is composed of a porticoed atrium space with the lecture hall above, and the gym. Each space has its own peculiar architectural quality. The portico stands in front of the atrium which is divided into three by two rows of columns. It is by full-height openings on the entrance side, and by two light-wells between the staircases and the lift.
The lecture hall is a double-height space with an internal ‘loggia’ formed by a row of columns along yhe day-lit facade.
The gym is a triple-height space which is top-lit by the factory-shed roof construction, and is decorated with horizontal strips of glass-cement tiles which increase the natural daylighting of the corridors.
The perimeter section is composed of the ‘repeatable’ spaces arranged in linear blocks which wrap themselves around three sides of the central section. Externally the facades are punctuated by the repetition of the same architectural motif which corresponds to half the width of the standard classroom.
The main façade which faces the main street and forms the entrance to the buiding, coincides with the central section. It is reminiscent of the image of an ancient pronaos, where the portico pilasters represent the ‘ columns’, and the rectangular frieze section of the wall represents the ‘entablature. Along the side elevations, the blank walls of the linear blocks are distinguished from the full-height openings of the corridors, thus clearly revealing the underlying themes of the building.
The symbolic quality oh this architectural archetype summarizes, at a fundamental level, the monumental nature of this public building.