El Lasso Community Center / Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos

El Lasso Community Center / Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos

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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  498 Area:  498
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2010 Year:  2010
  • Photographs photographs:  Simón GarcíaPhotographs:  Courtesy of Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos , Simón García
  • 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
  • Architect In Charge:Pedro Romera García, Ángela Ruiz Martínez
  • City:Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  • Country:Spain
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© Simón García
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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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Address:Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain

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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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