- Project Info
Location: Sarriguren, Navarre, Spain
Area: 25,450 sqm
Photographs: Cesar San Millán
Collaborators: Fernando Rubi
Structure: NB 35
We designed the exterior facades following a principle of sobriety, based on a single type of hollow drawn on a very uniform surface of anodized aluminium sheet metal that emphasizes the perforation of the facade and its quality and construction complexity. The composition is repeated in both curved and straight blocks and is always accompanied by the same material which surrounds and defines the entire exterior perimeter of the four buildings.
The inner street wants to be different. Here the perception of curved path is very close and we want to emphasize it through small constructive gimmicks: a floor is slightly staggered regarding the low one, so that the facade becomes a succession of curved lines emphasizing the shape of the street. The absconded vision of the space leads us to look for one “not composition” with hollows randomly placed and lined quoins with colored phenolic panels that introduce a vibration on the surface of the facade and strongly characterize the urban space, far away from orderly compositions. The project’s argument turns in the difference between these two compositive worlds.