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Merida Factory Youth Movement / Selgas Cano

  • 00:00 - 7 July, 2011
Merida Factory Youth Movement / Selgas Cano
Merida Factory Youth Movement / Selgas Cano, © Iwan Baan
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  • Architects

    Selgas Cano / Jose Selgas, Lucia Cano
  • Location

    Merida, Spain
  • Category

  • Client

    Junta de Extremadura
  • Area

    3090.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. Skatepark, Concert area, broadband Internet, Modding, Tuning, Modeling, Graffiti, Urban Art, Street Theatre, tightrope walking, circus activities, Video Art, Electronic Music, Acrobatics, Performing Arts, Manga, Parkour, Audiovisual Art, Contemporary Dance, Dance Funk and Hip Hop, Ballroom and MACC (contemporary artistic body manifestations) are all activities that make up the collective Factory Program and will we will continue to offer these activities in the new Factory Merida project.

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As new people join, it appears that in the near future we will have to filter some of these activities, but our goal as architects is that no one will have to be filtered. The building is designed as a large canopy that is open to the entire city and available to anyone who would like to come. This canopy is composed of a series of volumes with oval floor plans with treated as isolated modules, allowing independent access. Since there is no system to control climate within the site, a large thermal covering, a meter thick, protects the youth from rain and sun while they participate in activities below. The cover also helps control the climate within these activity areas. Protective and translucent, the roof extends like a floating cloud.

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Cite: "Merida Factory Youth Movement / Selgas Cano" 07 Jul 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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