Architects: Vaíllo & Irigaray & Galar: Vaíllo & Irigaray & Galar - Antonio Vaíllo i Daniel, Juan L. Irigaray Huarte
- Area : 12150 m²
- Year : 2011
Photographs :Jose Manuel Cutillas, Rubén P. Bescós
Text description provided by the architects. The building propose an image inherent in its intrinsic functionality and therefore is manifested by an envelope that covers their characteristic forms. Somehow, we can say that the outer skin "layer" their internal structures. Plants are extreme (low: library and lounge acts... and cover: buildings) which encompass parts of the program more functional disparity.
Bio-mimicry: ... the camel, the polar bear and the leaf: the project aims to link with the content of the program: Bio-Medical Research, through the implementation of the Biomimicry (adaptation of biological systems and human artifacts procedimietos ) in the process of generation architecture.
They take these three bio-reference types to achieve similar adaptive systems:
The camel as a paradigm for functional section.
The polar bear skin as an example of multifunctional.
The leaf as integration between structural resolution and flexibility.