Architects: Donaire Arquitectos / Juan Pedro Donaire Barbero
Location: Almería, Spain
Client: E.P.P.A. y Consejería de Obras Públicas de la Junta de Andalucía
Collaboration: Ignacio Núñez Bootello, Carmela Domínguez Asencio, Tibisay Cañas Fuentes, Beatriz Hacar Hernández, Juan Vega Espinar, Delia Pacheco Donaire, Jesús Núñez Bootello
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 504 sqm
Photographs: Fernanado Alda, Enrique Bejines M
The building is located in the Port of Roquetas de Mar, in Almería, Spain. The projects objectives were to integrate the building into its surroundings, creating a new area that responds to a landscape dominated by different levels and materials. It is a landscape of great value with the Mediterranean as the background.
The Port’s concrete was used as the main material to contrast with the Board’s wood, establishing the main line of work. A fragmented building responds to the different uses required. Between the administration and reception areas is a covered area that leads to the the end of the quay. A band of white concrete wraps around the exterior and unifies the different areas, creating a focal point for the port.