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El Lasso Community Center / Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos

  • 05:00 - 17 July, 2015
El Lasso Community Center / Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos
El Lasso Community Center / Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos, Courtesy of Romera y Ruíz Arquitectos
Courtesy of Romera y Ruíz Arquitectos

Courtesy of Romera y Ruíz Arquitectos © Simón García © Simón García © Simón García + 25

  • Developer

    Excmo. Ayuntamiento de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  • Collaborator Architects

    Jorge Hernández Fernández, Rocío Narbona Flores y Paula Cabrera Fry
  • Draftswoman

    Gwendolyn Méndez López
  • Technical Architect

    Manuel Hernández Vera
  • Consultant

    CQ Associated Engineers
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© Simón García
© Simón García

Text description provided by the architects. The architectural project always negotiates with the territory, although sometimes this negotiation comes given to us. At the Lasso Community Center, a neglected neighborhood of Las Palmas, the existing street and valley topography define a form and space, the project just limits itself to draw limits, to construct the encounter between a garden and a viewpoint towards the sea.

© Simón García
© Simón García

Often the architecture constructed these permissive borders, like the walls raised in valleys to avoid their own erosion. The desire to create a place is always prior to the architectural accomplishment.

First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan

The inner garden invents an open collective dominion formed by an enclosing curved wall, the built form and the tree shades. It becomes the scenario for representation of the communitarian use.

Courtesy of Romera y Ruíz Arquitectos
Courtesy of Romera y Ruíz Arquitectos

In between the sea-views and the garden, the longitudinal built terrace watches the Atlantic Ocean, acting as a filter of light, spaces, northern breezes and contained views. Versus time, the alive colors and casted shadows flood the façade that overlooks the sea, turning it into a landscape of polarized light.

Elevation
Elevation

The façade turns into an actor rather than a passive element that just stands and shows. On plan, the built form is a heavy wall on which spaces are carved and oriented to catch snapshots of the exterior. The building section gently negotiates the sloping topography allowing for two accesses at different levels.

© Simón García
© Simón García

Architecture that almost with the ease of farming becomes content of the territory and incarnation of the Canarian landscape, full of color, dry mud walls, torrents and drains.

© Simón García
© Simón García

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Cite: "El Lasso Community Center / Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos" 17 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/769815/el-lasso-community-center-romera-y-ruiz-arquitectos/> ISSN 0719-8884
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