Title:Olloki Primary School
Location:Olloki, Navarra, Spain
Team:Josean Ruiz Esquiroz
Nacho Ruiz Allén
Lucía Martínez Trejo
“The molecular has the capacity to make the elementary communicate with the cosmic: precisely
because it effects a dissolution of form that connects the most diverse longitudes and latitudes,
the most varied speeds and slownesses, which guarantees a continuum by stretching variation
far beyond its formal limits.”
Gilles Deleuze & Felix Guatari. A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism & Schizophrenia.
A three-year-old child’s perception of reality is certainly different from an adult’s.
He is still far from getting an excessively hierchical view of reality. As the French
philosopher Gilles Deleuze would state, the child has a molecular perception,
more alert to local relations than to arborescent structures.
This project of a nursery school was born out of an elementary cell, from which it
began an interscalar trip.
The starting point for our proposal is the hexagonal geometry, working it from top
to bottom. It organizes the whole construction: from the inner coating and the
structure, the configuration of all empty spaces or the paneling of the facades, to
the organization of the spaces as groupings around the patios.
The properties we consider interesting for the architecture are:
1. The ability to collapse the two-dimensional space, taking it up completely.
As two-dimensional pattern, it is perfect for coating any given surface, no
matter how complex it might be.
2. The ability to grow endlessly. Its geometry can stretch boundlessly without
configuring strange annexes. In its growth it can split up infinitely, which
gives it the property of a fractal.
3. Its structural ability. Nowadays, the honeycomb panels are hidden in the
heart of different structural products of great lightness and resistance.
4. Its “panopticism” or ability to help control a space from a privileged
position. From the center of an hexagon a total of 6 independent spaces
can be controlled with only one look.