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Faculty of Fine Arts University of La Laguna / gpy arquitectos

  • 03:00 - 24 May, 2016
Faculty of Fine Arts University of La Laguna / gpy arquitectos
Faculty of Fine Arts University of La Laguna  / gpy arquitectos, © Filippo Poli
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Campus de Guajara, San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
  • Project Team

    Juan Antonio González Pérez, Urbano Yanes Tuña, Constanze Sixt
  • Area

    32260.0 sqm
  • Photographs

  • Collaborators

    José Juan Aguilar Ramos, Attenya Campos de Armas, Carhel Chaves, Michel Correa Dos Ramos, Raquel Guanche García, María Elena Lacruz Alvira, Juan Luis Marichal Hernández, Vanessa Mayato Antón, José Luis Novo Gómez, Laura Pérez Rodríguez, Michela Pestoni, Alessandro Preda, Rubén Servando Carrillo, Gabriel Walti
  • Technical Team

    Luis Darias Martín (Asat), Héctor González Niebla (Asat), Juan Luis Marichal Hernández, José Ángel Yanes Tuña, Miriam Hernández Pérez
  • Consultants

    Fhecor Ingenieros Consultores, Gpi Ingenieros, Servicio de Ingeniería del Terreno (ULPGC), Poa Jardinería
  • Client

    Universidad de La Laguna
  • Model

    Katarzyna Billik, José Luis González Doña, Andrzej Gwizdala
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© Filippo Poli
© Filippo Poli

Text description provided by the architects. The new Faculty of Fine Arts is located in a heterogeneous area, adjacent to the island highway and on the periphery of the University Campus.

© Filippo Poli
© Filippo Poli

Our main challenge was to create a link between the new faculty building and its surroundings by working with the open public spaces and to increase the synergies between the academic complex and its urban context.

© Filippo Poli
© Filippo Poli
Plan Level 3
Plan Level 3
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© Filippo Poli

The new building presents itself as an extension of the Campus’s public space, while creating an autonomous interior landscape of its own. A skin of suspended concrete slats adopts a curved shape which develops on the different levels protecting and wrapping the open space of the building. 

© Filippo Poli
© Filippo Poli

Campus circulation is collected and guided by a public plaza that extends through the building's main entrance and is transformed into a spacious terrace overlooking the inner courtyard. From the main entrance, circulation is continuous, following half-open, undulating corridors.

© Filippo Poli
© Filippo Poli

The teaching areas are distributed along a continuous band accompanying the open corridors and dispose of mobile dividing walls that allow for creating classrooms of different sizes or even opening up the whole floor, depending on the needs. Adding to this flexibility in use are multiple spaces like the patio-gardens and open ramps, the covered galleries and the entrance terrace, conceived as open exhibition and teaching areas and places for social exchange. 

© Filippo Poli
© Filippo Poli

We like to see the new Faculty of Fine Arts as a building that offers ground-breaking, innovative spaces for experimental and creative education of future students of visual arts.

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© Filippo Poli

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