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Railway Control Centre / Moreno del Valle Arquitectos

  • Architects: Moreno del Valle Arquitectos
  • Location: Albacete, Spain
  • Architect: Moreno del Valle Arquitectos
  • Lead Architect: David Moreno del Valle
  • Project Team: Daniel Vazquez Míguez, Arquitecto; Borja Martin Melchor, Arquitecto; Antonio Pascual Ciudad, iccp; Jose Zamora Garcia, Aisin Simarro Levia
  • Quantity Surveyor: Mariano Oviedo Oviedo
  • Engineer: Javier Ruiz López, Jorge Alvarez Garcia, Francisco Garcia Fernandez, Carlos Díaz Palacios
  • Client: adif
  • Construction: Thales
  • Area: 2031.13 sqm
  • Photographs: Fernando Alda 

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“…wise as the serpents, simple as the doves” (matthew 10:16)

© Fernando Alda 
© Fernando Alda 

The building is categorical on its implantation, an auxiliar plot nearby the albacete station railways. The proposal gets presence without stridencies, with discretion. The building has to solve a multiuse program, it also has to be a very symbolical landmark. This independent volume integration has allowed its distribution on the plot, in relation with its nearest surroundings; the highest block is situated in front of the railways, and now it’s been a referent from every point of view. the rest of the blocks, lower from the first, establish a relation with the rest of the technical buildings and help to reorder the area.

© Fernando Alda 
© Fernando Alda 

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© Fernando Alda 
© Fernando Alda 
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