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Brief Published: 18 Jul 2011

Grass-Covered School


Taking up the eco-baton with the utmost enthusiasm, the new Roldan Public School in Campo de Cartagena, Southern Spain, is taking a very literal approach to green architecture.

Immersed in AstroTurf, the school has been designed by Spanish architects Estudio Huma to offer a fun and attractive way to educate pupils about environmental and sustainability issues.

The interiors echo the wild exterior, with green, AstroTurfed numbers and letters adorning both the walls and floors, as well as turf-covered cubbyhole breakout areas. With the whole building oriented around a central playground, low-rise structures with differing roof shapes lend a magical village aesthetic to the school.

Estudio Huma