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Youth Centre in Montefrio / Ramón Fernández-Alonso

  • 01:00 - 17 January, 2014
Youth Centre in Montefrio / Ramón Fernández-Alonso
Youth Centre  in Montefrio / Ramón Fernández-Alonso, © Fernando Alda 
© Fernando Alda 

© Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  + 22

  • Construction Company

    Construcciones Montefrío
  • Quantity Surveyor

    Miguel Ángel Jiménez Dengra, María Ángeles Lozano Morante
  • Property Developer

    Consejería de Cultura de la Junta de Andalucía
  • Budget

    256.448 euros
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© Fernando Alda 
© Fernando Alda 

Floor Plan Level 4.80m
Floor Plan Level 4.80m

The Montefrío Youth Centre was conceived of as a place where multiple activities could take place; a considerable space which could be used and divided in various ways. It is situated in an area free of other buildings and faces south, downhill, towards the urban community of Montefrío. There is no cocerted urban structure near the lot, which determines its volume, designed so as to appear an independent element within the natural landscapes where it is located.

© Fernando Alda 
© Fernando Alda 

The building's interior adapts to the slope of the land, and is structured on three basic level which include different spaces: the entrance area and offices on the lower level, and a single, multipurpose space on the middle and upper levels. Access areas to the various floors have been considered as spaces for interrelation and exposure.

© Fernando Alda 
© Fernando Alda 

The outside of the building blends in with the urban structure closest in scale and level, and is organized in surfaces which tie in with the various surrounding contours, making it more easily accessible. The ability of this building to diffuse into the nearest urban surroundings, as seen from inside, is an attempt to explain its contingency on this medium, justifying it in its use as a public, outfitted building.


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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Youth Centre in Montefrio / Ramón Fernández-Alonso" 17 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/466482/youth-centre-in-montefrio-ramon-fernandez-alonso/> ISSN 0719-8884