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  5. Rafael de La-Hoz
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  7. Miguel Delibes Space / Rafael de La-Hoz

Miguel Delibes Space / Rafael de La-Hoz

Miguel Delibes Space / Rafael de La-Hoz
Miguel Delibes Space  / Rafael de La-Hoz, © Alfonso Quiroga
© Alfonso Quiroga

© Alfonso Quiroga © Alfonso Quiroga © Alfonso Quiroga © Alfonso Quiroga + 15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Avenida de Pablo Iglesias, 28100 Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain
  • Project Design

    Carolina Fernández, Francisco Arévalo and Hugo Berenguer
  • Project Director

    Belén Rivera, Ángel Rolán
  • Team

    Belén Rivera, Marta Tobías and Silvia Villamor
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

  • Graphic Design

    Luis Muñoz, Carlos Ripoll and Daniel Roris
  • Models

    Fernando Mont and Víctor Coronel Benítez
  • Technical Architects

    Yolanda Pérez Basanta and Cristina Nicolás
  • Construction Management

    DPS, Javier Poole Derqui
  • Construction Company

    UTE: ACCIONA- OBENASA (structure), UTE: PEYBER-FOSHIDRO (finishes and building services)
  • Structural Engineering

    NB-35 S.L.
  • MEP Engineering

    Pérez-Barja S.A.
  • Telecommunications

    Pérez-Barja S.A.
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© Alfonso Quiroga
© Alfonso Quiroga

Text description provided by the architects. The new building hosts the International School of Photography PhotoEspaña de Alcobendas of Universidad Popular, as well as a media library and a citizen’s advice service of the City Council.

© Alfonso Quiroga
© Alfonso Quiroga

Inaugurated with the name of the famous Castilian writer Miguel Delibes, the new building is erected on a 6,000 square meter plot in Pablo Iglesias de Alcobendas avenue, one of the youngest areas of the city. It is the result of the express will of the developer to create an open and dynamic center so as to generate a singular volumetry.

© Alfonso Quiroga
© Alfonso Quiroga

Rafael de La-Hoz proposes a building with three clearly differentiated bodies which are completely interrelated: a glazed cube, a higher massive volume and a horizontal perimeter crown, which rises from the ground and creates another space, a plaza of convergence and exchange. 

© Alfonso Quiroga
© Alfonso Quiroga

The gap generated by the perimeter crown forms a large void, a spacious patio in which the other two volumes are inserted, leaving spaces filled with air and light between them. These resulting courtyards have opposing characteristics due to their size, proportions and orientation. The bigger one is a landscaped and sunny winter courtyard. The second one is a vertical summer patio that provides shade.

© Alfonso Quiroga
© Alfonso Quiroga

The glazed central volume represents the core of the concept. It will host the multipurpose hall on the ground floor and the general vestibule of the building, together with the exhibition and rest area on the first floor. Its central position in the complex, between the two patios and tangential to the perimeter volume, turns it into an isolated body which, thanks to its crystalline materiality, looks like a huge night lantern from the outside.

© Alfonso Quiroga
© Alfonso Quiroga
Plan 01
Plan 01
© Alfonso Quiroga
© Alfonso Quiroga

The perimeter crown includes the lecture halls and workrooms of the University. The citizen’s advice service (SAC), the PhotoEspaña International Center, the teacher’s room and the direction are housed in the massive volume.

© Alfonso Quiroga
© Alfonso Quiroga

Each of these volumes have an independent use and access from the street. They can thus be used at different times and in different ways, which allows for a completely flexible use of the complex.

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Cite: "Miguel Delibes Space / Rafael de La-Hoz" [Espacio Miguel Delibes / Rafael de La-Hoz] 26 May 2015. ArchDaily. (Trans. Castro, Fernanda) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/633985/espacio-miguel-delibes-rafael-de-la-hoz/> ISSN 0719-8884
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