Architects: Pich-Aguilera Architects Location: Ametlla de Mar, Spain Architects: Felipe Pich-Aguilera Baurier, Teresa Batlle Pagés Project Team: Angel Sendarrubias, Xavier Milanés, Pau Casaldaliga Project Manager: Iván Acevedo Project Year: 2010 Photographs: Simón García
The main objective of the project is to give, as many spaces of usage as of distribution, of illumination and natural comfort. We plan to use translucent and see through materials with a double polycarbonate cellular skin with ventilation and reusage of the natural air constantly. The system allows the caption of diffused light, controlling its intensity, towards the inside during the day and it generates on the other hand, interior-exterior, a large lumincent dynamic fountain during the night.
The structural system is based on big lights and three dimensional, which allow to be flexible the usage of the space.
The main design strategy is the application of sustainable criterion, optimized in passive behaviour, reducing the environmental impact and the energy demand. The openings, the constructive systems, the incorporation of overhangs and vegetation are planned for an optimum solar control. The amount of natural ventilation is increased and the optimum amount of systems and facilities is calculated to produce the right and efficient amount of energy. The possibility of cogeneration and production of energy was analyzed from the biomass boilers, there exists the preinstalation options to be able to put it in practise in the future.