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Inside the Spanish Pavilion at the Milan Expo 2015

Spanish photographers Iñigo Bujedo-Aguirre and Adrià Goula have shared with us images of the Spanish pavilion at the Milan Expo 2015. Designed by B720 Fermín Vazquez Arquitectos, the pavilion represents the fusion between Spain’s traditional food and innovative gastronomy. This duality creates an attractive and flexible space, which incorporates an open, patio-like area with orange trees – another symbol of Spanish culture.  

a+u 529: Recent Projects

The October issue of a+u introduces 14 recent works from around the globe. In particular, the issue is focused on architecture that emerged from the relationship with the urban structures or the developmental history of the site. Over time, they influence and transform the surrounding environment. Architects employ diverse “tactics” in order to create such architecture: collaborating with the residents, relating to the neighboring buildings and open spaces, diversifying the building’s programs, and employing intricate construction details. In this issue, we focus our attention on the process of conceiving the projects driven by various tactics. We invite our readers to look beyond a single building and examine the works' possibilities to be used in a long span of time.

Milan Expo 2015: b720 Designs Greenhouse-Inspired Pavilion for Spain

Barcelona’s b720 arquitectos has designed a greenhouse-inspired pavilion to represent Spain at the 2015 Milan Expo. Representing a “fusion” of Spain’s gastronomic tradition and innovation, the portico-like structure will be divided into two halves and united by a repetitious form.

House Ampudrán / b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos

  • Architects: b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos
  • Location: Carrer de l'Empordà, 17005 Girona, Spain
  • Design Team: Fermín Vázquez, Adriana Plasencia, Antonio Buendía, Anais Blanc, Gaëlle Lauxerrois, María Ros
  • Area: 400.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2006
  • Photographs: Adriá Goula

© Adriá Goula © Adriá Goula © Adriá Goula © Adriá Goula

New Waterfront for Porto Alegre / b720 Fermin Vazquez Arquitectos

commercial center: © b720
commercial center: © b720

b720 Fermin Vazquez Arquitectos shared with us their plan for a new waterfront in the city of Porto Alegre, Brazil. The project, which includes a 2.5-km stretch of waterfront in the city’s dock area, is aimed at transforming the Cais Mauá dock area, a rundown, disused part of the city, into a business, culture and leisure centre for the 2014 World Cup. The project, to revitalize the former dock area, is expected to cost approximately E198 million. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Porta Fira Towers / Toyo Ito AA + Fermín Vázquez (b720 Arquitectos)

  • Architects: Toyo Ito AA , Fermín Vázquez (b720 Arquitectos)
  • Location: Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain
  • Architects: Toyo Ito (ITO AA) + Fermín Vázquez (b720 Arquitectos)
  • Hotel: 34.688sqm
  • Offices: 45.420sqm
  • Proyect Date: 2004-2006
  • Area: 80.108 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010

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City of Justice Barcelona & L’Hospitalet de Llobregat / b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos + David Chipperfield

  • Architects: b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos, David Chipperfield
  • Location: Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 111, 08014 Barcelona, Spain
  • Architect In Charge: David Chipperfield, Fermín Vázquez
  • David Chipperfield Architects Team: David Chipperfield, Grabielle Allam, Motohisa Arai, Tomomi Araki, Albert Arraut, Mario Cotone, Luca Donadoni, Martín Eglin, Takayuki Nakajima, Andrew Philips, Giuseppe Sirica, Melisssa Johnston
  • B720 Team: Fermín Vázquez, Pep Aviles, Antonio Buendía, Sonia Cruz, Albert Freixes, Francesc De Fuentes, Ileana Garcia, Yolanda Roma, Guillermo Weinskal, Ricardo Shultz, Carlos Fragoso, Francisco Marques
  • Contractor: U.T.E. Ciudad de la Justicia (Fomento, Ferrovial, Ohl, Comapa y Emte)
  • Structures: Brufau, Obiol, Moya i Associats: Agustí Obiol, Jane Wernick Associates: Jane Wernick
  • Client: GISA, Departament de Justicia (Generalitat de Catalunya)
  • Promotor: GISA, Departament de Justicia (Generalitat de Catalunya)
  • Services: Grupo JG Ingenieros Consultores: Joan Gallostra, Arup: Andrew Sedgwick
  • Lighting Consultant: Artecluminotecnia: Maurici Ginés, Arup: Florence Lam, Bob Venning
  • Façade Consultant: Biosca & Botey: Xavier Farrés, Estudio Marshall: Guillermo Marshall
  • Landscape Consultant: Manuel Colominas, Wirtz International: Nico Mortier, Juan Remon, Peter Wirtz
  • Urban Planning Consultant: Estudi Acústic H. Arau: Higini Arau
  • Acoustics Consultant: Estudi Acústic H. Arau: Higini Arau
  • Digital Images: Carlos Pascual; David Chipperfield Architects, b720 Arquitectos, Javier Piedra, Studio Toni Yli-Suvanto
  • Interior Models: b720 Arquitectos, David Chipperfield Architects, Miquel Llunch, Matthew Marchbank, Vista Models
  • Area: 0.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Christian Richters, Joan Argelés

© Joan Argelés © Joan Argelés © Joan Argelés © Christian Richters

Lleida Airport / b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos

  • Architects: b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos
  • Location: Alguaire, Spain
  • Architects:  b720
  • Project Team: Fermín Vázquez, Peco Mulet, Mónica Xampeny, Zelia Alves, Daniel Valdés, Iván Arellano, Gemma Ojea, Magdalena Ostornol, Egbert Oosterhoof, Sandra Palou, Jaime Luaces, Alessandro Zanchetta, Ángel Gaspar (maquetas)
  • Structure:  Aertec
  • Services:  Aertec
  • Client:  Aeroports de Catalunya, PTOP
  • Contractor:  UTE Alguaire ( Dragados / Obrum )
  • Aeronautics: Aertec
  • Area: 0.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Nelson Garrido

© Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido

La Mola Conference Centre / b720 Arquitectos

  • Architects: b720 Arquitectos
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Architects: b720 Arquitectos
  • Architect In Charge: Fermin Vazquez
  • Project Chiefs: Peco Mulet, Fernando Luna, Andreas Moser
  • Project Team: Pablo González, Laura Marticorena, Carles Martínez-Almoyna, Eduard Miralles, Manuel Rivas, Giussy Ottonelli
  • On Site Team: Andreas Moser, Eduard Miralles
  • Structural Engineer: Guillem González (Base 2)
  • Client: Layetana Inmobiliaria
  • Developer: Layetana Inmobiliaria
  • General Contractor: Costruccions Baldó, S.A.
  • Area: 17400.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Duccio Malagamba

© Duccio Malagamba © Duccio Malagamba © Duccio Malagamba © Duccio Malagamba

Plaza del Torico / b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos

  • Architects: b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos
  • Location: Teruel, Spain
  • Architects: b720 Arquitectos
  • Architects In Charge: Fermin Vazquez
  • Project Team: Fermín Vázquez, Agustín Miranda, Pedro Baltar, Sebastián Khourian, María Barbeito, Ana Caffaro, Leyre Ciriza, Ángel Corsino (models), Pedro García, Pablo Garrido, Gustavo Gaudeoso, Guillermo Gutiérrez , Markus Jacobi, Paulo Moreira, Magdalena Ostornol, Javier Piedra, Andrea Rodríguez, Marta Sorribes, Alesandro Zanchetta (graphic design)
  • Lighting Consultant: Artec3 Lighting / Maurici Ginés, José Cardona, Jesús González, José Ma Deza
  • Client: Sociedad Municipal Urban Teruel
  • Developer: Diputación General de Aragón
  • General Contractor: Acciona
  • Budget: 6,500,000 €
  • Area: 3730.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Duccio Malagamba

© Duccio Malagamba © Duccio Malagamba © Duccio Malagamba © Duccio Malagamba

World Trade Center Iguala / b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos

b720 architects won the competition for the World Trade Center at Igualada, Spain. The complex will articulate the existing industrial city with the residential zone, completing a new zone of infrastructure for this developing city.

The complex consist of 4 buildings with a total area of 53.000 sqm, including 530 underground parking spaces. This project will hold offices, retail spaces.

Retail space is located on the lower and first level of the first 3 buildings, as a base to the office space above it as you can see on the rendering. The upper levels are wider than this retail base, creating a covered space for pedestrians. Between the volumes, several spaces will allow for future occupation. Galleries on the upper floors will allow an exterior-interior continuity, integrating the mid-rise volumes with the exterior that starts to become more as a neighborhood than with this new relations, thus answering to the city council requirement to turn this project in not just office space, but a new urban centrality.

There’s only a few more images available (after the break), but we will keep in touch with b720 to bring you more on this project as it develops.

Indra Corporate Building / b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos + R&AS

  • Architects: b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos, R&AS
  • Location: Carrer de Tànger, 120, 08018 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
  • Architects: Fermín Vázquez (b720 Arquitectos) + Carlos Rubio, Enrique Álvarez-Sala (R&AS)
  • Project And Construction: 2004-2006
  • B720 Arquitectos Team: Cristina Algás Ana Caffaro, Laia Isern, Pietro Peyron, Peco Mulet, Alexa Plasencia, Andrea Rodríguez, Miquel Santos
  • Technical Architect: Josep Maria Forteza y Victor Forteza ( Tècnics G-3)
  • Structure: BOMA
  • Program: Edificio corporativo (PB+12) destinado a oficinas y aparcamiento en el sector 22@
  • Client: GRUPO CASTELLVÍ
  • Contractor: G&O - Guinovart&Oshsa
  • Installations: PGI Grup
  • Area: 10.375 sqm
  • Project Year: 2006

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b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos unveils design for new market in Barcelona

b720 just informed us that they won the ideas competition for the new Market dels Encants in Barcelona, Spain, commissioned by the city.