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Refurbishment in Architecture

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Administration Extension / CRYSTALZOO

  • 01:00 - 13 June, 2014
Administration Extension / CRYSTALZOO
Administration Extension / CRYSTALZOO, © David Frutos
© David Frutos

© David Frutos © David Frutos Courtesy of CRYSTALZOO © David Frutos + 12

  • Architects

  • Location

    La Nucia, Alicante, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    José Luis Campos Rosique
  • Design Team

    Juan Parra, Francisco T. Espí, Ivon Omar Fernández
  • Area

    165.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. The program for the development of an administrative extension building can be understood as a tourist infrastructure with a socio-cultural character.

© David Frutos
© David Frutos

The proposed solution is summarized in a building on ground floor looking which tries to hide from visuals of passers and to cause impact once they reach it, resulting in a striking construction on the outside and a sober inside.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

The projection of the constructed volume results in an irregular surface of use. It has been made a proposal with a functional radial diagram around the main area, whose use is the reception and waiting room for users of the building, which has been designed to favour information exchange. The different parts of the program configure trapezoidal spaces that open to the main space in one side and to windows that frame views to the surrounding trees on the other side.

© David Frutos
© David Frutos

We can summarize the intervention as a modern building that responds to its environment, a building whose architecture reflects the fusion of uses, accentuating the new identity of La Nucía’s population with a progressive character, banking on innovation and fusion of styles in the city.

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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: "Administration Extension / CRYSTALZOO" 13 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/515276/administration-extension-crystalzoo/> ISSN 0719-8884

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