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  7. Granada Science Park - Ferrater + Jimenez Brasa / Ferrater + Jimenez Brasa

Granada Science Park - Ferrater + Jimenez Brasa / Ferrater + Jimenez Brasa

  • 01:00 - 3 December, 2008
Granada Science Park - Ferrater + Jimenez Brasa / Ferrater + Jimenez Brasa
Granada Science Park - Ferrater + Jimenez Brasa / Ferrater + Jimenez Brasa

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Granada, Andalusia, Spain
  • Architect

    Carlos Ferrater & Jimenez Brasa Arquitectos
  • Collaborators

    Luis Gonzalo Arias Recalde, David Molina Carneros, Cristian Eugen Boz
  • Structural Engineering

    Juan Calvo / Pondio
  • Technical Architects

    Francisco Javier Gonzalez Escolano, José Moreno Gómez
  • Promotor

    Consortium Parque de las Ciencias
  • Main Contractor

    Dragados S.A.
  • Acoustics

    Higini Arau
  • Building Contributor

    David Molina Carneros
  • Budget

    US $50.45 M
  • Area

    48377.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2004

From the architect. Spanish photographer Aleix Bagué sent us his latest photo report on the new building by Carlos Ferrater & Jimenez Brasa Arquitectos.

The project for the extension of the Science Park in Granada, by the Genil river, starts with the construction of a single roof with small inflections that looks like an open hand, covering the different programmatic pieces interconnected on a continuous space.

The empty space that connects the big boxes or program containers (Macroscope, Biodome, Tecnoforum, Health Sciences, Al Andalus, auditoriums and space for temporary and permanent exhibitions) structures the communications, logistics and relationships with the activities of the Park.

The proposed spatial structure allows for a big flexibility of uses and situations that interconnect circulations and themes.

Most of the projects developed as topographies often substitute the continuos quality of the roof with a succession of planes or porches of variable section. In that way, the resulting space and the roof´s constructive autonomy as a continuous element turns into a sequential relation of interconnected spaces.

In Granada, the roof is a continuous folded surface that floats over the inclined plane of the ground level, enclosing between them the big spaces for exhibition, highlighting the communication and relation spaces with light that penetrates between the folded planes.

On its abstraction, the big roof has a profile that reminds the skyline of the Granada mountains. The development of the big topographic roof adapts to the volumetric requirements, generating in its interior large and tall enclosed spaces that house the different programs.

The roof flies over the terrain, constructing a new topography that, as it folds, organizes between folds the skylights that provide natural light to the circulations and connecting spaces.

The roof mesh is resolved with a double layer tridimensional structure that encloses services and technical systems, solving the rain water evacuation. The skylights guide the roof as the continuation of the main structure.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Granada Science Park - Ferrater + Jimenez Brasa / Ferrater + Jimenez Brasa" 03 Dec 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/9509/granada-science-park-ferrater-jimenez-brasa/>
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Thata Batata · February 16, 2011

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I, Architect. · January 26, 2011

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Erica Riva · January 26, 2011

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Isar · December 27, 2010

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Isar · December 27, 2010

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Snezhana · December 24, 2010

Happens really rare but nice to see it first in live and then @archdaily Granada Science Park–Ferrater +Jimenez Brasa | http://t.co/wYG0izh

mvb · December 23, 2010

Good try, but it looks like a simplified version of P. Eisenman's project in Santiago de Compostela.

Erica Riva · December 23, 2010

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Keila Cilfone · December 21, 2010

Thanks for spending the time to describe the terminlogy towards the beginners!

Santiago Robina · November 04, 2010

no habia visto esto: muy bueno http://www.archdaily.com/9509/...

Mariano Castillo · November 03, 2010
Deasy Pesoth · September 29, 2010

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nogz · September 14, 2010

Well done, and as the other comments express, thanks Arch Daily for bringing work like this to view. It brings to mind how rarely a project which has strong formal ambition is brought to a level of such material and spatial development.

Cara · September 14, 2010

I really enjoy how this project makes use of repeated orthogonal forms and straight lines to create a form that is not simply a box. The slopes are beautifully executed by straight line segments rather than a simple curve. The interior spaces are photographed very well, and I can imagine occupying them would be breathtaking.

Max · April 06, 2009

There is a perfect juxtaposition of horizontal elements and the verticality of the overall space. It's almost gothic. It is the fourth time I come back to this post. It's beautiful and I am glad it exists.

Benjamin Gonzalez · January 12, 2009

That Ground Floor plane is amazing !

Ceno · December 05, 2008

Beautiful.. So white and so pure, what about the maintenance? Anything that so white could be easily messed up by dirt or something that attach to the wall or roof, anybody know how they planned against the dirt? Thx

Gisela Frick · December 04, 2008

A stunning building, I love the way its soaked with light and the way intermediate and interior spaces develop throughout different material qualities. The strategy of making a topography- like building is specially appropiate given Granada´s urban and geographic features. Bravo, Ferrater.

Readux · December 04, 2008

gorgeous

Joanna Liu · December 04, 2008

Beautiful~Like the design of inner spaces,too.

William Fong · December 04, 2008

beautiful. love how it dances on the landscape with the mountains in the background...
the the floorplans are just so sexy.
those swooping lines give u such drama while being inside.

peppy · December 04, 2008

The amazement of interior space is carried out into the roofscape.
terific...

Rolia · December 04, 2008

a lot of pleasure watching that kind of architecture !

scarpasez · December 03, 2008

It's projects like this that made me want to study architecture. Terrific!

Contemporary Art · December 03, 2008

Very dramatic. I especially like the aerial view.

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Ricardo Loureiro · December 03, 2008

Great project and great photographer! Great post !

jiri · December 03, 2008

yes, wonderful - the design of inner spaces....

jusT · December 03, 2008

just perfect, nothing more to say

Prevedello · December 03, 2008

Amazing.

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