While these are two separate projects, they are connected through a common concept. From the understanding of the location as a big natural park surrounded by the city of Yecla, it derives an intervention strategy with a main gaol: To achieve the introduction of the activity with no impact, building a new symbiotic relationship where the man inhabits the forest without violence and the landscape obtains usability. After visiting the location we stated that the best option is an intervention without transforming the forest, keeping a responsible intervention strategy, respecting the forest and avoiding big earthworks which may break the continuity of the vegetation cover and natural cycles.
Long wooden carpets build a network of paths with a tree design crossing the park and inserting the urban activity into it. It is made up of a root which constitutes the multifunctional building, a trunk which constitutes the main path, some thematic branches as secondary paths and some activity nodes by way of relaxation and leisure areas containing street furniture with a natural design to enable different usages (sports, games, relaxation, bio-health fitness …)
Pine wood is used with a double purpose: 1 Representative: The main industry of the city (Yecla is the oldest furniture fair of Spain). Conceptually is the manufacture of the pine which makes up the pine wood of the Park. The project is carried out using different pine by-product as strips, planks, logs, square timbers, bark, chips, wood wool… 2 Tectonic: The construction with wood let us intervene in the Park without transforming it. The intervention impact is reduced and the implementation footprint is minimized, being mostly developed on already existing paths.
A soft and winding circuit covers the Park’s perimeter allowing sports applications and to celebrate the Cross de Yecla, unique event of this town. It is designed to enable the race’s television coverage with a lower number of cameras, moderate slopes and low impact. We propose the replacement of pines, keeping its original number, and colourful plantings of indigenous and aromatic bushes around nodes.
The position selected to establish the building is intended to generate a larger presence at urban level as the Park’s gateway and the minimal impact on the existing trees. The building is functionally designed as a flexible container with mobile partitions adjustable to the specific requirements of the equipment.
We are going for a comprehensive sustainable design incorporating active and passive measures. The project’s appearance is characterized by its solar protection, a lattice made of pine wooden logs, designed and calculated to optimize the building’s energy needs throughout the year. This natural lattice made of wooden logs generates a sun and shade in the interior areas and it configures a natural atmosphere generating the feeling of being surrounded by pines.
Multifunctional Building Project Data
Architects: Bordallo y Carrasco Arquitectos / Juan Bordallo Ruiz y Francisco Carrasco Rodríguez Location: Yecla, Murcia, Spain Client: City Council of Yecla Project Collaborators: Antonio José García Amat, Luis Requena Guerra, Cosmin Dragomir Structural Engineer: Alfonso Sánchez Navarro Energy consulting firm: ETRES Consultoría y Edificación S.L. Electricity and Fire protection Engineer: JD Ingeniería S.L. Heating, Ventilation and Air conditioning Engineer: Sergio Fernández Gámez Acoustics and Telecommunications Engineer: Antonio J. Aranda González Project Year: 2011 Project Area: 2,404 sqm
Architects: Bordallo y Carrasco Arquitectos / Juan Bordallo Ruiz y Francisco Carrasco Rodríguez Location: Yecla, Murcia, Spain Client: City Council of Yecla Project Collaborators: Antonio José García Amat, Victoria Hidalgo Villegas, Taavi Korsar, Daniel Guevara Luna Landscaping: Fernando Pérez Cano Project Year: 2011 Project Area: 160,300 sqm