Nabito Architects + ACTAR shared with us their design proposal for the “Les Portes de Collserola” international competition held by the government of Barcelona. As a finalist, the architects were challenged to create an ambitious strategical plan to regenerate the entire Park of Coillserola in the North of the city. The architects were then selected to take part in the 4B door called: ‘LES PLANES IN-PARK UNA PORTA, VÀRIES CLAUS’. The Project is a Master plan for the re-interpretation of one of the doors from Collserola Mountain going into the city of Barcelona. It is a space in between a complex superposition of different elements: urban, natural, rural and infrastructural. The perfect mix to ordinate the territory for a contemporary project. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Architects: Estudio Entresitio
Location: Almuradiel, Spain
Architects In Charge: María Hurtado, César Jiménez, José María Hurtado
Design Team: Julián Jimenez, Vidal Fernández Díez, Raquel Fernández Antoñanzas, Carolina Leveroni, Jorge Martínez Martín, Stefan Voght, Carolin Löser
Area: 3,960.56 sqm
Photography: Roland Halbe, Courtesy of Estudio Entresitio
Located in Valdespartera Ecocity, a newly built neighborhood located in the residential expansion south of Zaragoza, the design for the Kindergarten by Magen Arquitectos is characterized by its strong expression of horizontality. The definition of the platform floor and the importance and extent of the roof form a broad continuous porch into the yard, supported structurally in tension with cantilevered decks at the top.When projected to the outside by the porch continuum becomes more intense the horizontal relationship with the outside center. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Designed by the Tongji University Team, the “Para Eco House” combines both parametric and ecological strategies into the logic of the architectural language used in the house design. By using both “passive” and “active” energy systems, they go beyond the functional and environmental requirement to create a paradigm for a low carbon future. The concept of creating a multi-layer skin emerges from a combination of Dao theory in eastern philosophy and the theories of Michel Foucault in western thought, especially the ideas of autonomy in architecture. More images and the team’s description after the break.
Located in Tenerife, one of the most populated islands in Spain, the second prize winning proposal for the ITER Building Technology Park settles in like a crater, relating to its volcanic surroundings. Estudio Lunar‘s design consists of two elements, the first one contains the program which is situated in the terrain interacting with it; and the second element that is situated over the terrain and only touches it to create the main access in the north protecting the building from the prevalent winds coming from the north-east. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Architects: nred arquitectos
Location: Gran Canaria, Spain
Architect In Charge: José Antonio Sosa
Collaborators: Alejandra Vera, Ramón Cruz
Structure: Reveriego y Asociados
Rigger: María Sánchez Prada
Installations: Gimeno Ingenieros
Delineation: Miguel Suárez
Area: 850 sqm
Photography: Courtesy of nred arquitectos
Architects: Héctor Jala & Mònica Moreno
Location: La Fatarella, Terra Alta, Tarragona, Spain
Technical Architects: Neus Sanmartin, Montse Sanmartin
Structure: Alicia Jerez + Jorge Martín Ortega
Installations: Anna Bernadet, Mònica Moreno
Constructor: Construccions Jaén
Promotor: Departamento de Educación de la Generalitat de Cataluña
Budget: € 1,309,252
Area: 1,050 sqm
Photography: Marcus Heilemann
Architects: Fernández del Castillo Arquitectos
Location: Cáceres, Spain
Architect In Charge: Horacio Fernández del Castillo
Design Team: David García-Asenjo, Vanesa Antigüedad, Diana Molina, Andrés García, Gianni Travaglione, Elena Tamaro, Patricia Andrés, Sabrina Marrancone
Constructor: Construcciones Abreu S.A.
Client: Junta de Extremadura
Area: 6,000 sqm
Photography: Jesús Granada