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Cultural Centre / Díaz y Díaz Architects

Cultural Centre / Díaz y Díaz Architects
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Courtesy of Díaz y Díaz Architects

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.

Courtesy of Díaz y Díaz Architects
Courtesy of Díaz y Díaz Architects

The auditorium, as the Library and the cafeteria, has their own entrances and circulation systems, so they can be operated independently.

Courtesy of Díaz y Díaz Architects
Courtesy of Díaz y Díaz Architects

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.

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Courtesy of Díaz y Díaz Architects

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

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Cite: Alison Furuto. "Cultural Centre / Díaz y Díaz Architects" 24 Aug 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/162905/cultural-centre-diaz-y-diaz-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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