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  7. Research Facilities in UMH University / Subarquitectura + J.M. Torres Nadal

Research Facilities in UMH University / Subarquitectura + J.M. Torres Nadal

  • 00:00 - 9 October, 2008
Research Facilities in UMH University / Subarquitectura + J.M. Torres Nadal
Research Facilities in UMH University / Subarquitectura + J.M. Torres Nadal

Research Facilities in UMH University / Subarquitectura + J.M. Torres Nadal Research Facilities in UMH University / Subarquitectura + J.M. Torres Nadal Research Facilities in UMH University / Subarquitectura + J.M. Torres Nadal Research Facilities in UMH University / Subarquitectura + J.M. Torres Nadal + 13

  • Architects

    SUBARQUITECTURA + J.M. Torres Nadal
  • Location

    Orihuela, Valencia, Spain
  • Client

    UMH - Universidad Miguel Hernández
  • Contractor

    UTE ECISA + COMSA
  • Area

    1954.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2008

Text description provided by the architects. The building is located inside the Campus de los Desamparados in Orihuela, next to a lemon orchard. There, the conditions of light, lack of rain and heat are really extreme, exceeding 40º C during the summer months.

Laboratories and departments are grouped by a structure of interspersed rings, which contain a system of semi-outdoor courtyards connected with each other at different levels.

These rings are composed of three white plastic strips: the bottom one, in contact with the ground, is semi-transparent and porous, and lets you view the outside when you are sitting; the middle strip, very opaque and technical, leads the large volume of required facilities inside; and the last one, very diffuse, regulates the atmosphere and creates shadows, as a big cloud.

The semi-open courtyards become important meeting spaces, while allowing access to labs. In its technified semi-interior, conditions of light, humidity and temperature are locally modified by multiple infra-red and humidifiers.

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Cite: "Research Facilities in UMH University / Subarquitectura + J.M. Torres Nadal" 09 Oct 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/7359/research-facilities-in-umh-university-orihuela-subarquitectura/> ISSN 0719-8884
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