Colegio Internacional Torrequebrada was designed by Mr César Sans Gironella -a renowned prestigious architect whos designs include the University of Deusto. His success and his personal involvement in this project highlight the passion that he feels both for his work and for creating “spaces” for the development of human relations.
His work creates spaces for learning, for exploring, for playing, for admiring, for consulting, for surprising, and spaces “to be ones-self”, for sharing, for finding one-self, for growing and the results of his work are described by the following pupil, “it is a place in which an ordinary child can do extraordinary things”.
The location of the school-surrounded by one of the best golf courses on the coast, beside the sea and only a few minutes from the port, a horse-riding centre and a tennis club-is a particularly attractive area for developing a project based on the education of the child as a whole.
As well as this, the distribution of the installations allows the children to have different play areas, adapted to the age and stage of the children.
All areas of the school are designed with a high level of uniqueness.
Classroom: Each classroom has direct access to an outside terrace area equipped with water and electricity which gives the students the opportunity to do activities outdoors, taking advantage of the privileged climate on the coast. In the interior space all the classes have interactive boards, security cameras with 24 hour surveillance and an extensive network of new technology which allows the children to access educational resources through their private intranet page, Internet or through the central network of the School.
Sports Facilities: The sports facilities in the school include a Tatami, covered gymnasium for basketball, judo, ballet and gymnastics and an exterior sports pitch with 6 Minibasket courts, Volleyball and Badminton, running tracks, long jump and high jump, 2 tennis courts and a five a side football pitch. In the following years we plan to have a covered swimming pool and 2 paddle courts.
Laboratory: Colegio Internacional Torrequebrada has specific areas for scientific/experiment classes, such as the physics, chemistry and biology labs, drawing and design workshops, computer room and audiovisual editing and recording room.
Games Area: The Games Area of the school stands out because of its integration with the natural environment as a basic element to enjoy leisure time; its garden, field, small forest and plants area, make the outside space an extra value for play time because of its almost inexhaustable capacity for new stimulus that nature offers and the possibility to incorporate environmental education.
Assembly Hall: Colegio Internacional Torrequebrada has two halls, both designed as a space for common use. Enabled with the latest technologies in terms of projection equipment, sound, lighting, etc..