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Casal Ses Veles / Duch Pizá Arquitectos

  • Architects: Duch Pizá Arquitectos
  • Location: C/ Jeroni Pou – Joan Alcover, Palma
  • Technical Architects: Crhistoff Brhanna y Antoni Arqué
  • Structure: F. Purroy
  • Collaboration: G.Riverón, P. Skytta
  • Equipments: J. Perelló
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Jaime Sicilia

© Jaime Sicilia   © Jaime Sicilia   © Jaime Sicilia   © Jaime Sicilia

From the architect. Equipment which includes a community centre, a library and a sports track. In ground floor, a multipurpose room opens to a double height porch, contained within the building´s volume. The entrance, at the corner of two streets, directly confronts this gap.

© Jaime Sicilia
© Jaime Sicilia

A stair, at the side of the porch, provides access to the first floor, in which there are  multi-purpose rooms and to the second, in which there is the library, occupying the entire floor and showing itself to the exterior as a suspended volume.

© Jaime Sicilia
© Jaime Sicilia

The curved section of the roof gives form to a skylight  along the library, letting natural light bounce in and providing a uniform illumination. The outer face is prolonged, protecting  as a great veil  the rear facade of the building.

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