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ATHC Headquarters / XVA Arquitectura

  • 01:00 - 18 December, 2010
ATHC Headquarters / XVA Arquitectura
ATHC Headquarters / XVA Arquitectura, © Jordi Bernadó
© Jordi Bernadó

© Jordi Bernadó © Jordi Bernadó © Jordi Bernadó © Jordi Bernadó +11

  • Architects

  • Location

    Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain
  • Project Authors

    Xavier Vancells | Jaume Armengol
  • Collaborators

    Antonio Vagace, Jordi Bosch, Victor Lacima, Manu Pagès, Jordi Ubach, David Brufau, Montse García
  • Service Engineers

    RC Engineers
  • Structural Engineers

    Josep Florència
  • Quantity Surveyor

    Josep Malgosa, Josep Sánchez
  • Client

    ATHC- Atlètic Terrassa Hockey Club
  • Site Area

    2,568 m2
  • Area

    1677.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

From the architect. Site Integration and fusion

The aim of this project is to refurbish and enlarge of the headquarters of the Atlétic Terrassa Hockey Club.

The ATHC sports facilities are set amidst a splendid landscape directly linked to the Sant Llorenç del Munt Natural Park. Its proximity to the urban nuclei of Terrassa, Matadepera and Sabadell endows it with a strategic position of great potential.

© Jordi Bernadó
© Jordi Bernadó

The pre-existing building, an old construction dating from 1952, is characterised by its location in the middle of a thick pine forest that creates a pleasant microclimate in which the club’s activities have unfurled. The club’s main hockey field lies right next to the building, setting up an intense interaction between different events.

The Project

The intervention on the building embraces three projectual strategies

Connection: The insertion of an interior ramp between the two pre-existing volumes activates the building’s connections with both the surroundings and the perimeter roof, which extends towards the hockey field to create a covered terrace that offers panoramic views of the facilities while serving as an ideal spot from which to watch matches.

© Jordi Bernadó
© Jordi Bernadó

The new perimeter construction’s placement pays the utmost attention to the pre-existing trees: a house amidst pine trees.

The basic elements in the development of the project and the construction of the building are glass, light and the pre-existing trees, each with the same degree of importance. The end result can only be read in terms of their interaction.

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