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Adventist Park School

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Adventist Park School

Project Information


Client: Educação Adventista

Site Location: Itahyê, Brazil 



Project Date: 2016

Project Status: Developed Design


The Adventist education emphasizes the educational process by encouraging interaction between theory and practice, thinking and doing, reason and emotion, the individual and the collective, cause and effect, where everyone involved can learn.

The philosophy of Adventist School is based on the quality of life and well being of its users, which is a perfect combination with the principles of sustainability ZEDfactory.

Site Analysis

Site area

Football field

Water distribution station

Views of surroundings

Mountain hill


Winter prevailing wind

Summer prevailing wind

General Concept

Breaking the single block: volumes that spread through the park

Based on the steep topography and the potential for appreciation of nature, ZEDfactory along with the Adventist school project team is proposing a School-Park. It spreads over the ground, encouraging movement and user interaction with the environment through a traffic network, instead of concentrating all activities in one large building. A combination of the building, vegetation and slopes delimit the school smoothly without causing great visual impact on the surroundings. The School-Park will be hidden behind a 'green barrier'.

Aerial View


Four different accesses are proposed by dissolving the transport stream.

Entrance One

Av Pérola Byington: Main entrance for students

20 Vacancies for loading and unloading 

3 short duration vacancies 

Entrance Two

Entrance Three

Entrance Four

Entrance Five

Rd. Vicente do Rego Monteiro: Access to public parking
60 parking spaces for visitors

Rd. Waldemar da Costa and Rd. Iolanda Mahali:

To be incorporated in the future
Potential for more parking spaces
The future use of this access will create a visual connection with the School Park Street Iolanda Mahali, attracting students from Itahye when the project is completed.

Massing Strategy

South-west View

South-east View



Interactive Education - Allotment (Learn form practice)


Little farm

Cooking classes

The Allotment aims to teach students through practice. They will have the opportunity to plant, harvest and care for animals vegetables and use them as they learn to cook.

Section of local vegetables and fruit trees

The roof area is used for growing vegetables


Partition wall

Horizontal openings in the partition wall allows natural light (diffused light), minimizing the need for artificial lighting

The auditorium has 300 seats. Like the other proposed spaces, it has multi-functional usage. Such as can accommodate sessions of cinema, theater, church services, lectures, and chapel.

Multi-functional Space - Auditorium



Multi-functional Space - Landscape

Landscape creating a functional space, such as the amphitheater for 300 people. The space can also be used for both services as an extension of the classroom.

Multi-functional Space

Sports Complex

Part of the project the improvement of existing support facilities, thus contributing to the local community. Both this building as the route of access to it will be covered with photovoltaic panels.

The flexibility of the gym allows various functions. The gym has 1150 permanent seats, but has the potential to add more seats in 1100.
With this flexibility it is possible various functions in addition to sports games. The space can be used for Olympics among other Adventist schools, cinema, chapel, worship, theater, concerts, graduations and lectures.

M&E Strategies


During the winter a hybrid strategy (passive and mechanical) will be implemented.


For the summer, two mechanical systems are used. The heat exchanger will work in reverse, extracting heat from the air that enter the room, pre-cooling it (and eliminating this heat). This air, now at a lower temperature than the outside passes through the solar conditioning system. This involves heat loss through refrigerant within the heat pipe. This process cools the air efficiently.


Two passive strategies will be used for conditioning of classrooms during that period. The previously described shading elements prevent the room warming. At the same time, the opening of windows allow cross ventilation.

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