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Electric Ramps At The Old Centre / Roberto Ercilla + Miguel Angel Campo

  • 01:00 - 13 April, 2014
Electric Ramps At The Old Centre / Roberto Ercilla + Miguel Angel Campo
Electric Ramps At The Old Centre / Roberto Ercilla + Miguel Angel Campo, © César Martín
© César Martín

© César Martín © César Martín © César Martín © César Martín + 27

  • Technical Architects

    Gorka Sagasti (Security)
  • Collaborators

    Iñaki Ciganda, Laura Angulo,Raquel Ochoa, Teresa Artola, Agustín de la Tajada, Eduardo Martín, Proiekt, César San Millán
  • Construction Company

    EBA S.L.
  • Developer

    City Hall Vitoria-Gasteiz
  • Works Budget

    3.685.475 €
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© César Martín
© César Martín

Text description provided by the architects. The project comes about from an idea competition organized by the City of Vitoria.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

The program contemplates the creation of covered mechanical ramps, four sections in Cantón de la Soledad and three sections in Cantón de San Francisco Javier.

© César Martín
© César Martín

The decision to cover the ramps allows a better guaranteed use, given the extreme winter conditions in Vitoria.

Section
Section

 

© César Martín
© César Martín

The covering will be both complex and simple. It is complex in its apparent three-dimensional perception and simple as it is conceived from equal pieces, uniquely displaced among themselves.

The basic stainless steel and glass portico acts similarly to the shots of a film, by means of rotary movements around a virtual axis in sequences of one metre distances.

© César Martín
© César Martín

The sensation of rotational movement that the user perceives uses the movement of the ramp itself to create a connected sequence that holds one's interest all the way up, creating different views in different places along the way. The permanent exterior vision through the glass contributes to this sensation produced by the continuous turning of the porticoes.

© César Martín
© César Martín

On the outside, the lines of glass that connect different positions of the porticoes make up an apparent complex and dynamic three-dimensional figure, though there is only one portico and thus a simple and rational construction process.           


Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Electric Ramps At The Old Centre / Roberto Ercilla + Miguel Angel Campo" 13 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/495356/electric-ramps-at-the-old-centre-roberto-ercilla-miguel-angel-campo/> ISSN 0719-8884
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