The extension of the Betània Patmos school in Barcelona aims to create a new teaching environment based in a building of great character, integrated flawlessly into the surrounding countryside and topology, and which is therefore highly sustainable. Factors such as the orientation of the building, which seeks to let in the maximum amount of natural light, the creation of green roofs and the installation of solar panels all contribute to this concept. Comfort has been another of the premises covered by the project, with all classrooms having a direct exit into the yard and by the provision of ramps for indoor connections.
GARCIA FAURA has developed a set of skylights and facades with solar panels, both mobile and motorised, designed in a triangular format and which marry functionality with aesthetic impact. Works also comprise the fabrication and installation of 800 square metres of exterior enclosures using high-performance opening and sliding aluminium profiles. Enclosures incorporating double-glazing units developed with low emissivity and soundproofing control, which further increases the performance of the enclosures and further permits the project to ensure the installation comfort level and increase the thermal insulation and soundproofing levels, thus increasing teaching and learning efficiency.