Gallery: Striking Spanish High School Shows Respect for Its Rural Site

 
Situated in La Orotava, Spain, the Rafael Arozarena Highschool was designed to blend into its surrounding topography while utilizing the building's site in a sensitive manner. Designed by AMP Arquitectos and completed in 2004, the design utilizes simple, low-maintenance materials to beautiful effect. The school sits on a terraced hillside, and its stained concrete and stone construction shows respect to the site's former landscape of farmland, retaining walls, and stone paths.

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