Textured Tower / Coll-Barreu Arquitectos

Textured Tower / Coll-Barreu Arquitectos

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  • Architects In Charge: Juan Coll-Barreu, Daniel Gutiérrez Zarza
  • Collaborators: César Peña del Rey, Emilio Pardo, Katja Leszczynska, Fernando de la Maza, Andrés Tabera
  • Quantity Surveyor: Juan Ángel Aketxe
  • Budget: 1.332.425,47 €
  • City: Bilbao
  • Country: Spain
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© Juan Rodríguez

Text description provided by the architects. A 32,5 meters high concrete tower for fire training. A vertical decision. The tower at its plant intensifies the vertical folds. The folds of the concrete improve the vertical inertia, save material, make a more efficient structure. The tower is compressed also to not fill the air, as the "thin figures" of Giacometti.

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Floor Plan

Concrete formwork has been hoisted and assembled with industrialized procedures but the external molds have been handmade. We gave instructions to the workers, a few simple recommendations. From there, each person could organize panel molding at her or him discretion or particular taste. So each point of the surface responds to a manual activity, then the envelope feels to be alive.

Multiple mobile filters separate the outside of the interior through deep apertures.

Textured Tower / Coll-Barreu Arquitectos - Beam, Steel, Handrail

Inside, the tower is extremely tough and Spartan, built with concrete and galvanized or lacquered steel.

The building is still the drawing paper: we can still see the paper marks, numbers, notes on the concrete surface it is the place for freedom, for possibility. Paper shows that we are alive.

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Address:Miribilla, 48003 Bilbao, Biscay, Spain

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Cite: "Textured Tower / Coll-Barreu Arquitectos" 05 Sep 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/542440/textured-tower-coll-barreu-arquitectos> ISSN 0719-8884

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