Jihane Oudija : School of contemporary arts
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Satellite view
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Ground plan
Axonometric view - South-East
Axonometric view - North-East
Axonometric view - Nort-West
Axonometric view - South-West
Floor plans
Ground floor - Exhibition space - Bar - Art store - Multipurpose space
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First floor - Administration - Technical and computer rooms
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First floor - Administration - Technical and computer rooms
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Second floor - Auditorium - Classrooms - Workshops
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Second floor - Auditorium - Classrooms - Workshops
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Fifth floor - Theater - Workshops - Housing
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Fifth floor - Theater - Workshops - Housing
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Eighth floor - Library - Open spaces - Housing
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Eighth floor - Library - Open spaces - Housing
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South facade
West facade
West facade
North facade
North facade
East facade
East facade
Detailed section and facade of the school part
Detailed section and facade of the housing part
Perspective - A contrast between the school and the housings
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Perspective - A contrast between the school and the housings
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Perspective - Public entrance
Perspective - Public entrance
Perspective - Double height workshop for graphic arts
Perspective - Shared accomodation
Axonometry of the cafeteria
Axonometry of the lounge space
Axonometry of the workplace
Perspective - Night view
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Art prevails in Naples in various aspects, from its rawest and most contemporary form which is declined in graffitis throughout the city to its museum institutions storing and exhibiting a rich historical heritage. The project aims to combine these two contrasted worlds by creating a school of contemporary art.
It is located in the limit between three worlds, the historic center, the administrative district and the industrial area. The intersection of 3 opposite polarities questions the potential existence of several cities within the city and homothetically on the scale of a project, the possibility of having one or more buildings within the same construction. It is an experiment aspiring to create spatial qualities through the confrontation of various forms geometrically and different programs typologically.


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According to John Cage, “an experimental action” is one “the outcome of which is not foreseen.” Titling this course Architecture & Experience celebrates on the one hand its attachment to the question of high architecture as a discipline forged in historical and theoretical projects and, on the other, the experimental nature of an explorative approach that has been an operative concept of said discipline ever since the Renaissance – explorative, but still grounded in concrete reality.

Theory, by identifying the working principles defining architectonic forms along time, makes possible every kind of parallel while transforming every sort of question into potential architectural problematics. This is our main field of exploration.

Theory allows us to write the narrative that defines the rules of the project on the one hand and give it a mean on the other hand. Reason helps us to imagine narratives that, considering the rules of nature and reality, allow us to justify from a rational point of view disposals that would be irrational in a different conceptual context. Thus we can succeed in building dreams from the ordinary condition.

Naples is a city of dream, one of those European and Mediterranean urban jewels in which we have decided to settle our projects. As usual, students have not traveled to Naples, to work more from the imaginary of the city than from its reality.