The Green Hills school campus situated on the north of the metropolitan area of Mexico City is a campus planned in three stages. The first stage is the kindergarten, reason for this text.
The main the idea of developing this project for kindergarten Green Hills Zona Esmeralda was the breaking up the buildings on the ground like toys in a garden and gave rise to the location of all the prisms, which hide behind each other, producing framed views of the adjacent forest like joyful playground. The concrete parallelepipeds lean from one side to another encouraging the child to develop their creativity in the nursery and classrooms for activities.
The project development becomes more linear and simple, for preschool, where the students enter a stage of preparation for primary school. The construction is made of reinforced concrete bays supported on exposed concrete columns. This elevated condition along with the slope, favors the passage of rainwater under the building, as well as the formation of an ecological corridor for species that comprise the cold forest ecosystem of the region.
The design of the slabs of the classrooms is critical to education, resulting in a comprehensive education and optimal performance of the student. In the manner of an interlocked structure, the segmentation of the slab into three parts, exposing the north-facing areas, ensures uniform entry of natural light into the space. Using of natural light with artificial light as well results with better attention, and better development of reading and improving information processing in students. The design of the slab is complemented with landscaping comprised of plants, which are with low maintenance and integrate the building into its natural surroundings.