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Safor School of Architects / Orts-Trullenque

  • Architects: Orts-Trullenque
  • Location: Carrer Benipeixcar, 46009 Valencia, Spain
  • Architects: Orts-Trullenque
  • Head Architects: Marta Orts, Carlos Trullenque
  • Assistant Architects: Carlos Nieto - Ana Ábalos - Nacho Fós
  • Structural Engineering :  Javier Cases
  • Civil Engineer:  Vicente Sevila
  • Mechanical Engineering: GIA (Luis Sanchis - Agustí Vila)
  • Client: CTAV (College of Architects of Valencia)
  • Contractor: OTP Construcciones
  • Photographs: Diego Opazo

© Diego Opazo © Diego Opazo © Diego Opazo © Diego Opazo

  

© Diego Opazo
© Diego Opazo

The new CTAV headquarters in Gandía is located in an indeterminate location, on the cusp between the old quarters of Benipeixcar and a featureless new area of expansion. 

© Diego Opazo
© Diego Opazo

The mandate for the new headquarters is to function as a place enabling all the permits and requirements demanded by the College of Architects and, above all, as an inviting meeting place for professional encounters and discussions. 

© Diego Opazo
© Diego Opazo

The project takes the emplacement and transforms it into a transitional space between the two areas of the town, consolidating its location while respecting the vibrant, smaller scale so characteristic of the old neighbourhood. Conceived from an optic of dematerialisation and ambiguity, the building minimises its own presence. 

plan 03
plan 03

The single volume is given shape by a glass envelope which in turn is fragmented into other volumes such as the voids of the two courtyards in the upper floor or the different wooden planes of the façade. 

© Diego Opazo
© Diego Opazo

The structural system is integrated into the other building systems with a view to reducing the tectonic elements. As a consequence, metal porches are transformed into repeated ribs forming diffuse, supporting planes of a frame covered with glass and wooden panels.

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