Auditorium and Congress Palace Infanta Doña Elena

15/01/2014
Auditorium and Congress Palace Infanta Doña Elena
By Estudio Barozzi Veiga. [Águilas - Murcia] Spain
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA and ÁNGELA SOLÍS
Auditorium and Congress Palace Infanta Doña Elena by Estudio Barozzi Veiga. Photography © Mariela Apollonio
We are transported to the Mediterranean coast, Aguilas a seaside city surrounded by mountains. Looking from the sea, we can see the difference in scale between the new building Auditorium and Congress Palace, with large windows, and the other residential buildings.

Memory of project

The project is a natural response to the particular stimulus, offered by the location. On one hand the need to respect the urban tissue that growths inside, on the other, the one’s to preserve the expressive hue of the natural landscape.

It is through from this contrast, that we define and articulate tensions which allows the project to organize itself while a coherent response to the constraints of place. The building is a dialectic reflection, simple but at the same time strong, between the urban artificiality and the organic naturalness.

Thus, the building results in a large mass, shaped in function of the tensions that proceeds from the different character of the spaces surround it. Tangent to the town, the facades are clean, orderly and paused, while tangent to the sea, the facades translate the surrounding space and the configuration offered by the landscape and geography, through large and concave surfaces, that provides a direct and intensive relation with the surrounding natural environment.

Text.- Estudio Barozzi Veiga.

 

CREDITS.-

Main architect.- Alberto ...read more

BAROZZI & VEIGA

Fabrizio Barozzi born in Rovereto (Italy) in 1976. He currently lives and works in Barcelona.He graduated as an architect in 2003 by the University Institute of Architecture in Venezia. He completed his training in 1999 at the School of Architecture of Seville in 2001 while living in Paris.

He began his training partner in 2003 working as the office of William...read more