“Bricktopia”, by the architects of the international collective Map13, is the winning project in the “Build-it” Eme3 International Architecture Festival,held on June 27-30 in Barcelona. The pavilion can be visited throughout the summer at the square of the former spinning mill Fabra i Coats in the Sant Andreu district.
This intervention sets a new square which can house different activities, both under the pavilion and around it. Public spaces for bathrooms, sun, bar and stage for enjoying the summer 2013. It is a brick domed structure that employs the traditional construction system of a partitioned vault (or “Catalan vault”) computed with new digital tools for the structural optimization of the geometry.
More information and images below.
Location: Bilbao, Biscay, Spain
Architect In Charge: Eduardo Arroyo
Collaborators: David Rodríguez, Luis Arroyo, Margarita Martínez, Alfonso Navarrete, José López
Quantity Surveyor : José Miguel Ortega, Igor Ortega
Structure: Alfonso Robles
Area: 280.0 sqm
Photographs: Miguel de Guzmán