Grupo escolar de Alfarnate (Málaga): Colegio y casas para maestros de José María Santos Rein

Translated title of the contribution: Alfarnate's school group (Málaga): School and teacher's housing by José María Santos Rein

Sergio Romero Bueno

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Abstract

Este artículo estudia y destaca el valor arquitectónico del grupo escolar de Alfarnate (un colegio y once viviendas para maes- tros), por su singularidad constructiva de claro tinte racionalista y por desarrollar un funcionalismo propio del Movimiento Moderno. Su atrevida modernidad, para un lugar alejado del núcleo urbano de Málaga, trascendió la arquitectura popular y tradicional para establecer su prevalencia como solución a los problemas de escolarización y de habitabilidad en la zona rural en los años sesenta del siglo XX. Documen- tamos y analizamos las vicisitudes que el arquitecto José María Santos Rein consiguió superar para realizar la obra y aportamos un estudio formal para dejar constancia de su existencia tras la inevitable demolición de las once casas en el año 2011.

This article highlights the architectural value of the school complex (a school and eleven teachers’ houses) located in Alfarnate (Spain), for the singularity of its markedly rationalist tone and the development of a typically modernist functionalism. Its daring modernity, for a location so far from the city centre of Málaga, transcended popular and traditional architecture to establish prevalence as the solution to the problems in education and accommodation experienced by rural areas in the 1960s. The difficulties overcome by the architect José María Santos Rein to complete this project are documented and analysed in a formal study that testifies to the existence of this architectural complex after the inevitable demolition of the eleven dwellings in 2011.
Translated title of the contributionAlfarnate's school group (Málaga): School and teacher's housing by José María Santos Rein
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)165-175
Number of pages11
JournalBoletín de Arte
Volume36
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Santos Rein
  • architecture
  • art
  • alfarnate
  • architectural complex

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