the world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

i

All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.

i

Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Town & City Hall
  4. Spain
  5. Ah Asociados
  6. 2002
  7. Civivox / AH Asociados

Civivox / AH Asociados

  • 00:00 - 5 June, 2009
Civivox / AH Asociados
Civivox / AH Asociados

Civivox / AH Asociados Civivox / AH Asociados Civivox / AH Asociados Civivox / AH Asociados + 19

  • Architects

    AH Asociados - Miguel A. Alonso del Val, Rufino J. Hernández Minguillón, Marcos Escartín Miguel
  • Location

    Pamplona, Navarre, Spain
  • Collaborators

    Sara Mattivi, Ruth Marín, Pablo Branchi, Javier Zalacain, Daniel Maestu, Miguela Modrego, Susana Ruiz de Galarreta
  • Structural Engineering

    GE & Asociados Ingenieros Instalaciones
  • Promotor

    Ayuntamiento de Pamplona, Gobierno de Navarra
  • Contractor

    H.M. Compañía General de Construcción S.A.
  • Area

    3327.7 m2
  • Project Year

    2002

Text description provided by the architects. In the surroundings of the central park in Mendillorri, it has been proposed a building which keeps a relationship with the surrounding area, its views, and its functions. A type of monument which distances itself from people hasn't been sought out, but rather a constructed place which plays second fiddle to the park and the palace, to the lake and the inner landscape. For that reason the plots plateau has been altered as if it were a matter of a stone pavement in a public place which unfurls itself and rises up from below to gladly accept public resources. The effect of the folds create different spaces which are intertwined and multiply whilst taking advantage of the lands' unevenness. Thus the building is a square and wall facing towards the street, with its empty space and arcade facing towards the park.

The metallic structure which sustains the different levels is a rhythmic constructor of the space it occupies, whose visual vanishing points prevent the viewer from having a perception of orthogonal divided up space. It is a leisure spot radically different on outlook from other restricted and pre ordained places. For that reason the building loses the feel of being static space, but becomes rather a focus of changing views on the place, whose double tensioning on a south-north and west-east axis tend to draw back.

The aim of all materials used is to show the condition of lightness of the interior part, of the fluid and ever changing space which is in stark contrast to the stony coloured appearance of a skin which spreads out its mantel over all the space that it encompasses.

The presence of differentiated light, on a vertical trajectory in the north-south passages, but on a horizontal plane in rooms for reading and everyday use, manages to confer a great spatial variety of uniformity and continuity of materials which assures overall building unity and easier maintenance.

View the complete gallery

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
About this office
Ah Asociados
Office
Cite: "Civivox / AH Asociados" 05 Jun 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/23793/civivox-ah-asociados/> ISSN 0719-8884
Read comments
Read comments