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Ibaiondo Civic Center / ACXT

  • 01:00 - 12 December, 2011
Ibaiondo Civic Center / ACXT
Ibaiondo Civic Center / ACXT, © Josema Cutillas
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  • Architects

    ACXT Arquitectos
  • Location

    Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
  • Category

  • Project Team

    Jesús Armendáriz Eguillor, Amaia Los Arcos Larumbe, David Resano Resano
  • Area

    14200.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

    • Envirionmental Enegieneering

      Juan Luís Geijo Angulo, Iñigo Aguirre Armentia, Elena Gezuraga Torrecilla, Camino Lopez Uriarte
    • Building contractor

    • Client

      Vitoria-Gasteiz City Council
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    Text description provided by the architects. Ibaiondo Community Centre has a 14,000 sqm area and is located in Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain). These types of buildings bring together sport, leisure and administrative services for residents living in different parts of the city.

    Floor Plan
    Floor Plan

    Once all interior functional, spatial and organizational requirements were defined, the architects designed an extroverted look to appeal the citizens, with the outside communicating and representing the services that are provided inside: theatre, leisure and sports swimming pool, solarium, café, indoor sports centre, library, workshops, council citizens help points, etc.

    © Josema Cutillas
    © Josema Cutillas

    The Project avoids forms of an elaborate façade composition, and shows itself as irregular and polyhydric, with a leisure personality. Because of such diversity at interior layouts, the exterior catches the visitor’s eye, specially the polymer concrete facades, with a multidirectional groove to create an optical polychromatic illusion.


    The building interior layout follows an extensive and strict functionality criteria defined by the Council technical team at competition phase. Sport services (Swimming pool and Indoor sports centre) are located to the north following a ‘cartesian’ geometry, due to their size and scale. The rest of services are placed to the south, with some sort of volumetric anarchy facing the residential area. Other uses are organized along a corridor separating and linking together different services. From this corridor, through glass enclosures, the visitor can recognize the different activities inside the building, as a suggestive ‘showroom’.

    © Josema Cutillas
    © Josema Cutillas

    Energy sustainability in the building is ratified by a high energy efficiency qualification, obtained by ensuring good thermal isolation and high equipment performances. Also an approximate 700 sqm area of solar thermal collectors provide energy to heat water for both swimming pool and building hot running water. This dedicated design generates an estimated C02 emissions saving of up to 1,900 Ton.

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    Cite: "Ibaiondo Civic Center / ACXT" 12 Dec 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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