Educational Center Crixá
A society is a reflection of the way of thinking, the values and the culture of its people. School buildings are spaces based on and built on the same factors. They relate to and transmit through their physical space and architecture the system under which they were conceived. If the construction of our society is an eternal and changeable work, school buildings should be. There is now a great gap between the new ways of thinking and the spaces that are built to educate and form the new citizens. If it is necessary to question, rethink and adapt our society constantly to evolve, the school typology must also be revisited. Nevertheless, the speed with which our system of values changes does not correspond to the time that the constructed medium needs to absorb them. The question arises: how to create spaces for
learning that absorb the variations of our our inconstant world? Financial reasons often make it unfeasible to reflect and change the way we build our public spaces. Often the answer to this problem is the creation of an essentially pragmatic school architecture. This logic, although functional, usually leads to repetitive educational spaces and unrelated to human individuality. The Educational Center of the Crixá Neighborhood arises as a response to the relationship between programmatic pragmatism and the need to create spaces that respect human individuality. The program is not rethought, but rather the relation between its components. A school is created whose premise is the uniqueness of human interaction, a basic and inherent factor in education. An architecture capable of promoting precisely what is the spark of change: human relations.