Sports Hall Barakaldo / Garmendia Arquitectos

© Carlos Garmendia Fernández

Architects: Garmendia Arquitectos – Carlos Garmendia, Iñaki Tanco, Imanol García de Albéniz, Rafa Arrizabalaga
Location: Barakaldo, , Spain
Project area: 1,600 sqm
Photographs: Carlos Garmendia Fernández

© Carlos Garmendia Fernández

The customer had to cover a game space within a school environment characterized by the existence of a terraced solar.

Given this context the architects decided to create an iconic volume, attractive from different points of view, through a mixed structure of concrete pillars and beams able to save the 35 meters of light needed.

north elevation

The structure is covered with a facade of perforated and painted metal sheets that filter the light into the new space, creating pleasant and soft lighting effects to create an open and liveable space while making a point of reference for the school visible from all points near the place.

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Cite: "Sports Hall Barakaldo / Garmendia Arquitectos" 02 Mar 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 29 May 2015. <>
  • problem

    The architects web link doesn’t work,…is there any web about those architects??

  • æon

    I found interesting the color of the covering, is a blue unusual and combines nice with bare concrete.