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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 © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán

Project Area: 474 sqm Collaborators : Javier Gómez Mateo, Artemio Fochs Navarro, Lorena del Río Gimeno, Laura Muñoz del Río, Claudia Olalla Rigger: Miguel Bellas Montenegro Contractor: Rafael Jiménez del Nero Construction Company: SECONSA OBRAS Y CONSTRUCCIONES, S.A. Budget: 392.442,89 € Finance : Public

The project is conceived as two places. Both of the same length but of different height and width depending on the uses. The poor land on which it settles forces a foundation. This place has a triangular area which adjoins the school. The maximum height is measured from the school and the lower height is taken from the changing room.

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.

Context Floor Plan 01
Context Floor Plan 01

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.

© Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán

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

Longitudinal Section 01
Longitudinal Section 01

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.

© Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán

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”.

© Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán
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