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LIANG XIN Oriental Therapy Center / Magén Arquitectos

  • Architects: Magén Arquitectos
  • Location: Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
  • Arquitectos A Cargo: Jaime Magén y Francisco J. Magén
  • Project Area: 382.0 m2
  • Photographs: Pedro Pegenaute

© Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute

School of Education, University of Zaragoza / Javier Maya + Estela Arteche Arquitectos

© Jorge Allende
© Jorge Allende
  • Architects: Maar Arquitectura
  • Location: Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
  • Architect In Charge: Javier Maya, Estela Arteche
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Jorge Allende

© Jorge Allende © Jorge Allende © Jorge Allende © Jorge Allende

Valdespartera Kindergarden / Magen Arquitectos

  • Architects: Magen Arquitectos
  • Location: Calle El Tambor de Hojalata, 50019, Zaragoza, Spain
  • Architects In Charge: Jaime Magen, Fco. Javier Magen, Astarte Nuñez (building site, Government of Aragon)
  • Area: 1808.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Pedro Pegenaute, eNVuelo

© Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute

Auditorium And Congress Center Expo 2008 / Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos

© Roland Halbe © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Roland Halbe

Spanish Pavilion Expo Zaragoza 2008 / Francisco Mangado

  • Architects: Francisco Mangado
  • Location: Zaragoza, Spain
  • Design Team: José Gastaldo, Richard Král’ovič, Cristina Chu, Hugo Mónica, César Martín.
  • Technical Architects: Fernando Oliván, Vicente de Lucas
  • Area: 8000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Pedro Pegenaute

© Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute

Venecia Park / Héctor Fernández Elorza + Manuel Fernández Ramírez

  • Architects: Héctor Fernández Elorza, Manuel Fernández Ramírez
  • Location: Calle Zafiro, 22, 50007 Zaragoza, Spain
  • Collaborators: Félix Royo Millán (Ingeniero de Caminos), José Antonio Alonso García (Ingeniero de Caminos), Antonio Gros Bañeres (Ingeniero Industrial), Beatriz Navarro Pérez (Arquitecta Técnica)
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photography: Montse Zamorano

© Montse Zamorano © Montse Zamorano © Montse Zamorano © Montse Zamorano

The Helios Swimming Centre's General Services Building / ACXT

  • Architects: ACXT Arquitectos
  • Location: Zaragoza, Spain
  • Project Architect: Antonio Lorén
  • Project Team: Antonio Lorén, Cristina Salavera, Jorge Guillén, Jesús Gil, Enrique Sahun, Olatz Maestre, Jesús M. Sau, Marta Gaspar
  • Area: 2294.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of ACXT Arquitectos

Courtesy of ACXT Arquitectos Courtesy of ACXT Arquitectos Courtesy of ACXT Arquitectos Courtesy of ACXT Arquitectos

Sports Center and Indoor Pool / Alday Jover Arquitectura y Paisaje

  • Architects: Alday Jover Arquitectura y Paisaje / Iñaki Alday, Margarita Jover
  • Location: Zaragoza, Spain
  • Collaborators:  Aroa Álvarez, Rubén Páez, Joana M.Verd, Lorena Bello
  • Technical Architect: Fernando Benedicto
  • Area: 7365.0 m2
  • Year: 2008
  • Photography: José Hevia

© José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia

D.H.C Energy Production Center / Alday Jover Arquitectura y Paisaje

On the occasion of the construction of the Water Expo 2008 in Zaragoza, the buildings housing facilities related to producing and transforming energy with a high level of technical and urban demand are located to the north of the Ranillas meander.


In this case, the DHC (District Heating and Cooling) building is a Trigeneration plant that provides heating and cooling to all new buildings in the Meander in addition to co-generating electricity for the urban network. This is a facility that would normally be located on the outskirts of the city or in industrial areas, and which in certain fields like the 2004 Barcelona Forum would adopt concealment strategies. In this case, concealment is not an option and the building cannot be buried due to the flooding of the area. Instead, we choose to manifest a desire for visibility and urban quality.

The building is designed with exposed concrete walls, colored gray both inside and outside, with a supporting skin structure 25 centimeters thick. The boiler room has a light roof designed with corrugated polycarbonate sheets where, under each wave, a line of RGB LED lights is placed, each controlled individually by a lighting control system that generates images. This great screen 20x20 meters, for the projection of images, is completed with another screen at ground level, 4 meters high and 30 meters long with the same characteristics.

At night, when the building is closed to the public, light and images on the polycarbonate outer panels indicate the type of energy being generated and its intensity. The system, connected to the energy central control, translates the operation of the plant into color and moving image, which measures and expresses the energy being produced, turning the building into an indicator that depends on the weather and its users.

Assisted Living for the Elderly in Utebo / Basilio Tobías

  • Architects: Basilio Tobías
  • Location: Utebo, Zaragoza, Spain
  • Technical Architect: José Ángel Pérez
  • Building Services: JG Ingenieros - Isabel Gómez, Susan Valdivia
  • Client: Instituto Aragonés de Servicios Sociales
  • Construction: Bruesa
  • Area: 10.262,41 m2
  • Year: 2012
  • Photography: Pedro Pegenaute

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El Caserón / G///bang architectural concept

  • Architects: G///bang architectural concept
  • Location: Zaragoza, Spain
  • Project Architect: josé javier gallardo ortega
  • Year: 2008
  • Photography: Jesús Granada

© Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada

Elevated Sports Court at Lasalle Franciscanas School / J1 Arquitectos

  • Architects: Guzmán de Yarza Blache, Architect
  • Location: Zaragoza, Spain
  • Project Architect: Guzmán de Yarza Blache
  • Construction Manager: Guzmán de Yarza Blache
  • Project Area: 352.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Miguel de Guzmán

© Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán

Parque Goya Kindergarten / Magén Arquitectos

  • Architects: Magén Arquitectos
  • Location: Calle La Fragua, Zaragoza, España
  • Collaborators: Beatriz Olona Poblet (architect), María Tejel (architect), Gabriel Fraj García (technical architect)
  • Area: 2082.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Pedro Pegenaute, Jesús Granada

© Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada

Valdespartera Ecocity Kindergarten Proposal / Magen Arquitectos

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.

La Jota Cultural Center / Gbang

  • Architects: G///bang
  • Location: Zaragoza, España
  • Project Architect: José Javier Gallardo Ortega
  • Technical Assistance: INCO Ingenieros
  • Structural Engineering: Guillermo Chóliz
  • Facilities Engineering: D3i
  • Technical Supervision: Gabriel Fraj
  • Construction Company: Mariano López Navarro
  • Photography: Enric Duch

© Enric Duch © Enric Duch © Enric Duch © Enric Duch

112 Flats Building / Basilio Tobías

  • Architects: Basilio Tobías
  • Location: Av de Ranillas, 50018 Saragossa, Spain
  • Architect: Basilio Tobías
  • Collaborators: Javier Prieto, Isabel Gómez, Daniel Fuertes, Enrique Morales, Susan Valdivia , Carlos Jaén. BOMA S.L. (structure), JG Ingenieros (installations)
  • Builder: Estructuras Aragón S.A
  • Budget: 6,152,500 €
  • Area: 18085.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Pedro Pegenaute

© Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute