Access Pavillion in “Els Turons de Les Tres Creus” / Toni Girones

  • 20 May 2013
  • Cultural Refurbishment Selected Works
© Aitor Estévez

Architects: Toni Gironès
Location: Montornès Del Vallès, Barcelona,
Architect In Charge: Toni Gironès Saderra
Area: 200 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Aitor Estévez, Toni Gironès

Collaborator: Dani Rebugent
Technical Architect: Brufau I Cusó S.L.P.
Structural Engineer: Boma Inpasa S.L.P.
Archeologist: Josep Guitart, Montse Tenas
Excavation Director: Gemma Garcia y Esther Rodrigo
Restoration: Crat S.C.P. (Débora Iglesias y Imma Rueda)
Natural Media: Naturalea
Promotor: Ayuntamientos De Montmeló y Montornès Del Vallès
Execution: Icac, Institut Català D’arqueologia Clàssica
Construction Company: Moix Serveis I Obres S.L.
Construction Manager: José Antonio Álvarez
Budget: 28.893 € (Edification) / 14.980 € (Pavillions)

© Aitor Estévez

Information Point And Pavillion Acces To The Natural And Archeological Site Of “Els Turons De Les Tres Creus” (Montmeló-Montornés Del Vallés / Bcn) 2008-2012

In the natural setting of “Turons de les Tres Creus” , surrounded by a highly fragmented metropolitan area and linked to the archaeological site of “ Can Tacó “, arises the need to project some places previous an area with a great natural and archaeological interests. Give value set conditions, report the high heritage value of the site, and understand the genuineness of the mountain as a structural element of biodiversity in a highly fragmented and anthropized by man, are the main aims of this proposal.

© Aitor Estévez

…A little polyvalent information point facing east and cut into the natural slope, a belvedere deck, a large pine as permanent shadow to the west on a semicircle in grandstand, two groups of oaks on two horizontal planes inserted in the forest and with shadows built with the best materials.

© Aitor Estévez

These are all elements that have space, containing the time, managing the transmitted energy and temperature,… concatenated different locations that are recognized and highlight the value,… places of opportunity that for their conditions and in a Mediterranean climate, are potential carriers of activity in the management of the public as living space. Intervening minimally and interpreting the conditions related with its habitability from the user’s everyday experience, promoting exchange and understanding that the project is based principally on the experience the place more than the action of build.

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