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C.E.I.P Multiuse Room / Raúl del Valle

© Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán

Architects: Raúl del Valle Location: Madrid, Spain Project Year: 2007 Photographs: Miguel de Guzmán, María José Fraile Monte

© María José Fraile Monte
© María José Fraile Monte
© Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán

We intend to create a space full of light protected from the outside. In addition, we want the visitor to feel this large, light-filled, spacious and airy area. The transition of the project is also accompanied by the compression that occurs in the entrance hall, which is set at elevation +2.40, up to elevation +4.80 from the concrete walls of the room.

The light introduced into the multi-purpose spaces, is an even light that provides an homogeneous clarity. Light comes in through 6 sawtooth skylights, south oriented so to create direct effects of light. In order to have a balanced light, a hole of square proportions is added, which provides a visual connection with the outside.

The light of the dressing room comes in through 12 holes arranged in vertical panels of facade, facing northeast, southeast and southwest.

The exterior walls and the structure are made of reinforced concrete. The room is coated with plasterboard panels. The concrete is also present in the form of prestressed honeycomb plate in the horizontal floor plans. The cover of the chamber is made with a metallic structure that reaches the height of 11 meters. The exterior is covered with white prefabricated panels. The rest of the interior rooms are covered with bricks and paint. The outside concrete shapes the walls bounding the lobby.  The project is a transition from the outside towards the interior by the continuity of the material that joins the two spaces. Similarly, the floor of the room, bends on the walls forming a bowl, which also receives light. Since the building is inserted into urban blocks of great height, we have intended to respond with a “fifth facade”.

Context Floor Plan 01
Context Floor Plan 01

© Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán

Longitudinal Section 01
Longitudinal Section 01

© Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán
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