in Alcázar de San Juan
The new I.E.S. Juan Bosco (high school) is located just outside Alcázar de San Juan, between Avenida Pablo Iglesias and the town cemetery. Arquinur designed the building facing away from the cemetery, placing the main entrance on Avenida Pablo Iglesias and creating a large open access area in front of the building.
Project organizers wanted the school to be as functional as possible, and planned for a possible split of the I.E.S. Juan Bosco into a high school and a vocational training school, hence the symmetry in the building’s design. A central area serves as an entrance and access to common areas (library, conference room, offices) and two wings on either side house the classrooms.
The secondary school and high school are located in the east wing, while vocational training takes place in the west wing. The classrooms and workshops face north and south, and lighting is controlled by vertical wooden panels that open or close according to the sun’s orientation.