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Sports Hall Barakaldo / Garmendia Arquitectos

  • Architects: Garmendia Arquitectos
  • Location: Barakaldo, Bizkaia, Spain
  • Architects: Garmendia Arquitectos - Carlos Garmendia, Iñaki Tanco, Imanol García de Albéniz, Rafa Arrizabalaga
  • Area: 1600.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Carlos Garmendia Fernández

© Carlos Garmendia Fernández © Carlos Garmendia Fernández © Carlos Garmendia Fernández © Carlos Garmendia Fernández

From the architect. 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.

© Carlos Garmendia Fernández
© Carlos Garmendia Fernández

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.

© Carlos Garmendia Fernández
© Carlos Garmendia Fernández
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