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Escatrón Town Hall / Magén Arquitectos

  • 05:00 - 16 November, 2015
Escatrón Town Hall / Magén Arquitectos
Escatrón Town Hall / Magén Arquitectos, © Pedro Pegenaute
© Pedro Pegenaute

© Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute +11

  • Architects

  • Location

    Plaza de España, 1, 50790 Escatrón, Zaragoza, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Jaime Magén, Francisco Javier Magén
  • Area

    1113.0 sqm
  • Photographs

  • Collaborators

    Beatriz Olona, María Tejel, José Luis Sánchez Velázquez, José Sainz, Rafael González
  • Contractor

    MLN Mariano López Navarro (1ª fase); Construcciones Sílex SL (2ª fase)
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© Pedro Pegenaute
© Pedro Pegenaute

From the architect. The initial considerations about the project of a new Town Hall in the historical town center revolves around two opposite conditions: the integration of the new building in the urban fabric versus the singularity demanded by its representative condition.

© Pedro Pegenaute
© Pedro Pegenaute

The response of the project is articulated around three related mechanisms: the abstract composition, the scale and singularity of the hollows, and the use of the void as a space generator. The void actions operate at three levels. On the first level, in the urban plot, creating a new courtyard of activities, open in a dense historical city center. On the second level, inside the building, through vertical voids and visual and spatial connections that amplify the inner space. And on the third level, on the main façade, forming the most representative elements as hollow in the continuity of the façade plane.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

Given the special significance of the plot in the urban structure, the initial aim of the project was the configuration of the urban area of the square, through a new façade that highlights its institutional presence, and organizing the itineraries and inner public spaces as an extension of urban space. The organization of the floor plans places the administrative spaces on the site edges, and circulation spaces in the central area. It responds to the interest in establishing spatial and visual links between the square, the inside public spaces and the open courtyard,as shown in the cross section of the project. The square, the courtyard and the circulation and meeting spaces, become the core of the project.

© Pedro Pegenaute
© Pedro Pegenaute
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Section
© Pedro Pegenaute
© Pedro Pegenaute

The administrative program is distributed in three raised floors and a basement floor to the municipal archive. The different uses are stratified by levels, according to their public or restricted character. The spaces for citizen services are located on the ground floor. The first floor is occupied by the Mayor office – behind the balcony – and the municipal secretary, as well as the Assembly Hall. An outer stair directly connects the Hall to the back courtyard, allowing the use of both spaces –hall and courtyard- on certain occasions (celebrations, civil weddings, conferences, projections…) independently of the rest of the building. Finally, meeting rooms and spaces for political groups are located on the third floor,

© Pedro Pegenaute
© Pedro Pegenaute
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Escatrón Town Hall / Magén Arquitectos" 16 Nov 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/777100/escatron-town-hall-magen-arquitectos/>
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