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“Los Almendros” Social Center / Ferrer Arquitectos

  • Architects: Ferrer Arquitectos
  • Location: Av de la Sierra de Tabernas, 04009 Almería, Spain
  • Design Team: José Ángel Ferrer
  • Architectural Technologist: Manuel Alonso
  • Internal Collaborators: Antonio García, Antonio Palenzuela, Fernando Mateos, Miguel García Haro
  • External Collaborators: Sondeal and Secoal Ingenieros
  • Contractor: UTE Copsa-Salcoa
  • Area: 0.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2006
  • Photographs: David Frutos

© David Frutos © David Frutos © David Frutos © David Frutos

From the architect. A covered public square: this was the initial idea behind the design that has been seen through to the end. Its elevated and privileged location in one of the routes into Almería, ensure that this design places a strong emphasis on the view. The terrace in the café hangs over the site, providing a sensation of weightlessness set against the round presence of the roof that emerges from the ground.

© David Frutos
© David Frutos

Several different and complementary uses are grouped together under the title of "integration centre", which is reflected on the exterior by different forms. Each use is translated into various separate blocks that interact with each other, underneath the imposing presence of the huge roof that provides the whole centre with the necessary unity. 

© David Frutos
© David Frutos
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