Teruel-zilla / Mi5 Arquitectos + PKMN [pacman]

© Miguel de Guzmán

Architects: Mi5 Arquitectos + PKMN [pacman]
Location: Plaza de Domingo Gascón, Teruel, Spain
Proyect Year: 2012
Project Area: 5000 sqm
Photographs: Miguel de Guzmán

© Miguel de Guzmán

Teruel’s underground, as thematic parks as Dinópolis want to spread, is full of discoveries that remind us the lost existence of a powerful life in the origins of the province. It’s surprising that we have to return to its deepness to try to reactivate it.

The decision of introducing a big volume of youth activities into the earth, that revitalizes and empowers Teruel’s activity, impulses the image which we work in the project. The public space and leisure center project takes a buried Godzilla’s expression: a telluric element of contemporary and pop expression.

Section 01

The big buried volume pushes the earth surface till it brakes and produces a new urban topography. The visitants will settle this surface that becomes into a public square, and they will go down in between the stratums, being entertained by meeting activities, fun and sports. The new activities and their contemporary manifestation, make evident new ways of urban dialogue, especially in a city where history has taken up such an important space. It is the discovery of new possibilities of expression and in a daring appropriation of them, is where we consider that its potencial lies.

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Cite: "Teruel-zilla / Mi5 Arquitectos + PKMN [pacman]" 21 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 28 Jul 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=246016>

5 comments

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    very well explained through the drawings, photos and diagrams – refreshing to see.

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    its concept is interesting and very like to vernacular architecture of Iran.

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    Nice project in general, but I question the all-red interiors. Subterranean spaces can be uncomfortable/claustrophobic for some people, and that overbearing color could amplify the unease.

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    there is not people because there are not money
    there is not people because there are not use
    another project for magazines and webs, not for the people

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