Architecture, Building and Structure Design Eleva School by Miguel Pinto Guimarães Eleva School Barra is the most recent unit of an important network of schools in Rio de Janeiro. The project transforms an existing commercial building to receive the complete educational program. The main idea was to eliminate a large part of the ground floor to create a covered patio. It becomes an important axis of circulation and a distribution hub of the school, connecting all the landscaping areas of the complex, with the aide of a central internal garden. The projected external skin works as a brise-soleil and reproduces the wetland landscape around the campus with its immersed roots.