Architect: ARTEKS Arquitectura
Location: La Pineda (Vila-Seca), Spain
Architects in charge: Gerard Veciana Membrado & Elisabet Faura Pavia
Arteks Collaborators: Elena Berri, Laia Esteban,Gemma Roca, Carlos Cobreros, Fermin Sánchez, Alex Miralles, Ricard Blanco, Miquel Mercè, Manuel González
Constructed Area: 28,000 sqm
Project Year: 2008
Pergola Engineering: Amatria Engineering – J.M velasco
Facilities Engineering: Javier Penalba
Photographs: Pedro Pegenaute
In Mediterranean peri-urban littoral, the pollution of maritime aerosol affects the survival and the growth of pines and other plants.
In this way, create an extension forest, like the existent one is not viable!
The canopy is the architectural element with more references to a tree.
The strongest points are: the pillars and the cover.
One of the most characteristic signs of the littoral pine is its light inclination in direction of the dominant wind. This wind is the cause of the impossibility to replant pines. This verticality contrasts with the horizon line of the sea.
To create a shade by means of the pegola who remembers) the shade of the pinegrove.
Undulation, movement, the canopy is made by a hexagonal grid of fibreglass (Material resistant to the marine salt) that moves lightly with hard wind. Mounted like a “mecano”, very fast, the time is spend in design.