The Telheiro School was designed by Portuguese architect José Bragança Marini is school extension building that located in Leiria, Portugal. The architect was asked to design an extension for Telheiro School in Leiria, Portugal. The resulting building, just completed, has changed the landscape by improving the existing playground and creating a public space. This architecture project has delivered a new kitchen, cafeteria, multipurpose room, leisure zone, toilets and a staffroom. The various uses resulted in changes in structure and in the finishing materials used. For example: the ceiling height varies, rising higher in the function room, the walls and ceiling of the recreation area were lined with wooden gates and the ceiling of the cafeteria has been painted yellow. The balance created by these various characteristics makes the intimate space, which is enhanced by the overhead lighting in areas used for recreation and kitchen and toilet.
The entrance of the building is marked by a wooden fence, which defines the lobby equipped with a bench along the wall. This is the only partition that exists in all activities of the region consists of the cafeteria, the leisure and function suite. The cafeteria is identified by its mosaic floor, a ceiling painted in yellow rails and 2 large windows that allow the playground to be seen. In this area full of tables and chairs near the kitchen that students take their meals. When changes in the mosaic floor and wooden walls, we are in the field of leisure space with a warm atmosphere.
The windows have been reduced in proportion to the scale of children – long and wide horizontal stripes. Above there is also an entry of natural light also contributes to a tranquil atmosphere. When we opened the doors of the room can extend to the covered terrace through floor coverings rubber. The fact that the school is attended by a small group of students admitted that part of the building must be designed as an extension of the playground. On the west side, flanking the common area, other facilities were built kitchen, toilets and staff room. Toilets children have natural light entering through the ceiling, with blue tiles covering the walls. In these areas, the windows to the outside are limited. This does not occur on the other side of the building overlooking the playing field with large windows on two different scales.