Architects: Mestura Arquitectes
Location: Gavá, Barcelona
Collaborators: Aumedes Dap, Xavier Aumedes, Luis Alfredo Rodríguez Tirado, Manuel Comas i Olivella, Josep M. Oller
Area: 1619.6 sqm
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Pedro Pegenaute
From the architect. The parcel to the project which puts the new fire station is immersed in the "New Green Ensanche Gavá" characterized by a growth model that will be respectful of the existing landscape setting and its environmental value.
Located in the lower part of Central Park and almost Caçagats contact with the New Calamot Park, this lot is part of the "line" connection between the biological and landscape agroforestry space Garraf and Llobregat Delta.
The project is generated from the interplay of four main parameters:
- The place
- The functional program
- Accessibility of vehicles
- The orientation of the building
Joint reflection of these four parameters, there are two main invariants, on the one hand the need for convenient access from the road, and on the other hand, the attempt to integrate as far as possible, a building of its kind a natural place virtually untouched.
In this sense it has been suggested that the building itself that generates the pseudo-urban contact with the path, trying to reduce the presence of the great "platform hard" (space for practices / operations) that accompanies this type of building.
If we add to this premise that the land is substantially rectangular shape with two boundaries facing the mountain and the other two down the road, it is a configuration edificatoria plan as "L", which accompanies the more urban part of the plot, generating a large interior courtyard facing south – west.