European Forum / Vaillo + Irigaray

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  • Architects: Vaillo + Irigaray Architects:  Vaillo + Irigaray / Antonio Vaillo + Juan Luis Irigaray
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2003
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  Kabel Zaandam

Text description provided by the architects. Basic minimum cell = Iso-space

The genesis of the project starts from a basic minimum cell, which as the minimal optimal space can be multiplied, adopting dimensions and structures depending on different uses. With this, the building is able to achieve a high flexibility, according to the ever changing requirements for this kind of program.

European Forum / Vaillo + Irigaray - Facade, Garden


The building re uses the "didactic" european tradition, the cloister concept as form structure: this way the program is articulated around a patio.

European Forum / Vaillo + Irigaray - Facade

Perforated container

The "clothes", acting as "veils", with different transparency levels, responding to the mimetic abstract relation with the surrounding natural environment: the subtle reflections (as spider webs), the shiny baroque tones, with big embroideries, in front of the naked tree trunks in the winter or with the colorful autumn leafs. In this building the photography is "almost fake": it´s only true at the time of the "click"... the rest of the thousands of moments, the building is different, each moment.. different.

European Forum / Vaillo + Irigaray - Facade

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Project location

Address:31620 Huarte/Uharte, Navarre, Spain

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
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Cite: "European Forum / Vaillo + Irigaray" 07 Jun 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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