The Farmhouse of Can Fargues was built around a medieval tower of the XII century. This heritage element located in the center of the new school becomes the protagonist and at the same time articulator of the spaces that surround it and shape the school of music.
The functional transformation of the farmhouse in school, is done respecting to the maximum the existing building, both its interior and exterior spaces.
The starting structure was the result of numerous interventions produced over time, forming a disorder of spaces that revolve around the Tower. Rehabilitation takes as a mechanism of arrangement, not so much the subtraction of irrelevant buildings, as the connectivity of this labyrinth of inner and outer spaces, where the geometric guideline of a spiral fits as a mode of continuity referenced. From the Tower, different places are happening, going through the building from outside to inside and vice versa. The result, is a school where classrooms do not respond to a typological repetition but to a growing programmatic continuity like the Fibonacci sequences we find in nature.
This interior complexity also moves to the exterior, where porches, terraces, patios, stairs and walkways are interconnected to enable sequences of diverse spaces, suitable for outdoor uses related to school.
In the school is accessed from the old courtyard of the Masia, which will connect, through a new porch, with the future garden of this one. In ground floor and across this courtyard, the access and administrative dependencies are located, the hall of acts and the general stairs, that attached to the old tower, serves to the upper floors destined to the aulario.
The layout, both of the new staircase and the aulario, leaves the old tower free of elements attached, with which it recovers its original state.
Classrooms are accommodated in existing spaces and only when is necessary, new volumes, such as exempt boxes, are inserted into the old spaces.
The school is located within the old gardens of Can Fargues. It connects directly with the old orchard that has become a playground for waiting, games and outdoor concerts of the school users. The romantic garden located in the north of the Masía has been designed as a public garden that will maintain the morphology and decadent air that the years have given to it.