A public service office is planned for the Basque Employment Service LANBIDE and the State Public Employment Service SEPE. The distribution principle is given by the functional requirements of the clients and the geometry of the space. The length of the main space, as well as the need to organize the maximum number of desks for attention, led to a battery of workstations along the space.
The project is based on a system of courtyards and vestibules linked to the homes, taking advantage of the building's access areas as places for the expansion of domestic life. Each house is associated with an outdoor space immediately outside its door that is large enough to be colonised for multiple activities. This surface area seeks to inspire ambiguous spaces, necessary for everyday and exceptional situations. The Covid pandemic has highlighted the lack of resilience of collective housing.
The project seeks to enhance the specific values of La Lechera Industrial Complex through two project strategies: recognising and strengthening the essential structure of the heritage complex and incorporating new architectural elements that establish a dialogue with history, allowing the incorporation of a contemporary and flexible programme over time.
The proposal is based on the will to intelligently adapt to the CEBT building (Centre for Technology-Based Companies), sharing functionalities with it, taking advantage of the infrastructure already built and improving it with the controlled intervention in the undeveloped spaces of the site. Thus, a new volume is proposed –of similar dimensions to the CEBT– placed in the southern area of the plot object of the competition.
The proposal is resolved as a space of intermediation not only between the sea and the land, but also between the natural and the urban. It proposes a combination of articulated actions that close the gap between both habitats, aiming to environmentally restore the environment through the most valuable ecological and human values of the place.
La propuesta para el Parque de Ribera del Nervión en Galindo se resuelve como un conjunto de espacios de intermediación entre Barakaldo y la Ría. Una combinación de ambientes articulados entre sí que solucionan la desconexión entre ambos hábitats, construyendo un sistema de múltiples lugares públicos ligados sin solución de continuidad.
Todo proyecto, independientemente de su escala, debe gobernarse por una idea. Un concepto a partir del cual establecer una identidad propia y original, una literalidad que unifique su génesis y explique su materialización. Según este principio, la Sala de Alcaldes del Ayuntamiento de Bilbao trata de conseguir un nuevo espacio que acompañe y amplifique el contenido expuesto, los retratos de los sucesivos alcaldes de la Villa.
Shortlisted plot 501
Shortlisted plot 557
Plot 501: The proposal offers, at the same time, a singular architecture according to its specific place and the maximun number of houses permitted by urban regulations. The corner of the new building takes into account its singular condition as entrance to the village, so that it is designed as an abstract composition of planes and voids. A part of the south roof is removed to get a sundeck terrace with nice views.
Cossonay is a small village were life is quiet and related to nature. Its scale and its low density configure a valuable architectonic and landscaping context for its inhabitants. The Chavannes area is not an exception so we propose a group of small school and sport buildings embedded in this context. The idea separates the program in three minor scale buildings which, however, maintain the same identity.
Designing educational spaces for children means understanding little worlds based on flexible rooms where furniture and diverse objects create imaginative situations. Large rooms or typical schemes with fixed classrooms and hallways must be avoided to fulfill our purpose.
Located in the historic city center, the Plaza del Grano is the last great urban space in León that survives with all the physical singularities of the ancient city. Its most important values such us the stone pavement and the two ancient poplars must be preserved, restored and reconciled with the needs of the contemporary city.
The planning for Sector SSUNC 33 in Ponferrada (León) has been designed taking into account the existing context, traffic and pedestrian fluxes, commercial and housing densities and the potentiality of the area as a new activity centre for the city. The project arranges new buildings in the southern part, creating a big surface with gardens and a plaza.
The project for the Plaza Mayor offers the opportunity to study its history to recover and update its most important values. It is not a simple restoration, but a contemporary reinterpretation in order to give new uses, new image and an efficient materiality to the Plaza. The project reinforces its horizontal condition and the existing materials, and introduces green areas and a canopy with plants in the perimeter.
Lanbide Office in Bilbao, 2021
Social Housing in Alicante, 2021
La Lechera Cultural Centre in Torrelavega, 2021
Exhibition Space Gogora Institute, 2021
Technological Companies Building, 2021
Cala Advocat (Benissa), 2021
Auzo Factory at Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanismo, 2021
Estrategias y efectos de escala
HBC Book, 2018
Park in Nervion's Riverbank, 2020
Housing the Basque Country Madrid, 2019
Housing the Basque Country San Sebastián, 2018
Housing the Basque Country, 2018
Residential Building in León, 2017
RESSIDO Project, 2016
Sala de los Alcaldes de Bilbao, 2014
Ice Rink in Brunico, 2014
Auzo Factory Irazabal Matiko, 2013
Public Housing in Epalinges, 2013
School and swimming pool in Cossonay, 2012
Kindergarten and Primary School in Zaldibar, 2012
Plaza del Grano in León, 2011
Urban Plan for Sector SSUNC 33 in Ponferrada, 2011
Plaza Mayor in Medina del Campo , 2011