Special Education Centre
A wide watercourse links the dense and uniform city of Pamplona with the tree-lined valley of the River Sadar. Next to a road that once belonged to the historic Camino de Santiago trail, an open urban space has been shaped, surrounded by schools, with playgrounds that are linked through an opening onto the landscape that is limited to the south by a road bridge. The new building aims to crown the urban skyline without detracting from the openness of this place, half way between the city and the countryside. Hence, the main volume is set parallel to the existing residential area, whereas the different wings are cut according to the primitive outline of the terrain, preserving a small group of trees and making the most of the views and sun exposure as elements inherent to the composition.