Carefully studying the circulation of the Cros Old factory buildings and in knowing, that when considered together, the three existent buildings have a great value for its urban and architectural system, volumetric plastic qualities and spatial configuration, Díaz y Díaz Architects sought an integration of architectural space. In doing so, their design is perceived as a unified whole. More images and architects’ description after the break.
These old factory buildings are a magnificent example of industrial architecture of the time, which are parts of architectural modern heritage to preserve.
The auditorium, as the Library and the cafeteria, has their own entrances and circulation systems, so they can be operated independently.
From the formal point of view, all new projected spaces are conceived as free bodies, with a clear volumetry, staying within the existing buildings, touching them in essential and specified points. The special treatment, seeking to adequately express the contrast between old and new: on the one hand the ships restored with its original volumetry of barrel-vaulted naves and visible structure; furthermore, the new bodies based parallelepiped volumes smooth surface.
Architects: Díaz y Díaz Architects (Lucas Díaz and Gustavo Díaz) Location: Galicia, Spain Project: Cultural Centre built in Cros Old Factory. El Burgo (A Coruña) Client: Culleredo Town Hall Surveyor: Ramón Rodilla Marcos Images: Urban Simulations Area: 9.000 m² Date of Construction: 2011-present