Elementary school in Povoa de Varzim is a renovated two Centennials sample plan (Plan of the Centenaries) developed in 1941 by renowned architect of Porto, Rogério de Azevedo. This plan was made in response to the growing need for comprehensive coverage of primary schools across the country and is an important legacy that continues to this day.
In order to respect this school linked to the Portuguese heritage value, this extension to create a casino school, was made through a volume with a completely different and independent formality with respect to the existing design. With an organic form that causes a contrast casino that generates a new stage with the intention of being part of the spontaneous energy of children activities.
Inside, the use of color defines much of the look. The dynamic space is capable of producing different sensations, moods and atmospheres. Space is thought stimulating for children, giving them the opportunity to choose different locations within the casino.