the world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

i

All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.

i

Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Pavillion
  4. Spain
  5. Magén Arquitectos
  6. 2014
  7. Temporary Pavilions with View to Zaragoza / Magén Arquitectos

Temporary Pavilions with View to Zaragoza / Magén Arquitectos

  • 13:00 - 4 June, 2016
Temporary Pavilions with View to Zaragoza / Magén Arquitectos
Temporary Pavilions with View to Zaragoza / Magén Arquitectos , © Simon García
© Simon García

© Simon García © Simon García © Simon García © Simon García + 10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Casco Antiguo, Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
  • Author Architect

    Magén Arquitectos, Rebeca Tristán
  • Contractor

    Demebesa Infraestructuras SL
  • Area

    242.65 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Simon García
© Simon García

Text description provided by the architects. It’s been almost a century since Le Corbusier, published in the 20s his “Theory of the roof-garden,” seed of the fifth of his five points for a new architecture, which addresses the use of the terrace. Although we can think that climbing up the roof is an ancient impulse of human and technical progress of constructive solutions, today roofs of our cities are underused.

© Simon García
© Simon García

The project “living-roof”-(re) activate the roofs proposes an exploration of the possibilities of use of contemporary urban roofs, transforming them -through its use- in an architectural space to be lived and used as support activities associated with their condition of elevated plane over the cityscape.

Plan
Plan
Diagram
Diagram

The origin of the investigation was the roof of Ebro Environmental Center, also in Zaragoza, exploring the possibilities of a public facility as urban space, viewpoint, energy collector, green area, and even as urban garden.

© Simon García
© Simon García
© Simon García
© Simon García

With this experience, the new project is focused on private landscapes, boosting facilities and activities in the field of domesticity, which also reflected the momentum in other sectors, such as hotel, to opportunities to use roofs.

© Simon García
© Simon García

The pavilions overlooking Zaragoza tend to be a prototype of a portable and removable modular installation, that transforms an old tiled terrace in a supporting system of outdoor activities, making the cityscape in the background of the new uses. The arrangement of the L-pavilions -linked by a longitudinal pergola – set the limits of space, along with the landscaping in the remaining two sides of the perimeter of the roof.

© Simon García
© Simon García

The used materials allow a quick assembly in two weeks and enhance the dissolution of boundaries between inside and outside, especially in the case of sliding and stacking joinery, which transform the pavilions in outdoor porches. The dual orientation of the pavilions enhance cross ventilation, power attractive views over the historic town while gardening on the opposite side, as a vegetal lattice, limits visions towards the residential fabric of the environment.

© Simon García
© Simon García

View the complete gallery

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
About this office
Magén Arquitectos
Office
Cite: "Temporary Pavilions with View to Zaragoza / Magén Arquitectos " 04 Jun 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/788723/pabellones-temporales-con-vistas-a-zaragoza-magen-arquitectos/> ISSN 0719-8884
© Simon García

望向萨拉戈萨城区的临时展馆 / Magén Arquitectos