The International Center of Visigoth Culture takes formal and constructive references from a pragmatic and striven architecture, ranging from a modernity of minimums, with elemental volumes, to a vernacular architecture, balanced, sustainable and quiet.The proposal is structured around a system of quadrangular cells, with a broken perimeter and fragmented volumes that try to stimulate a large area free of buildings. Without having to appeal to an iconic unique volume, it constitutes a reference point, a focus for activating the area, establishing an appropriate relationship with the built elements of the environment. The proposed package consists of a cluster of elementary cells that confront different orientations. The movement of volumes, covers, and geometry try to solve the visual relationships with the environment by using the deliberate formal ambiguity of its picturesque and not hierarchical volumetry, and the earthy colors of their materials, looking for a bond with the environment.
Richard Rogers+Vidal Asociados
Alejandro Zaera Polo
Emilio Tuñón y Luis M. Mansilla
Fuensanta Nieto y Enrique Sobejano
Angela García de Paredes e Ignacio García de Pedrosa
Antonio Cruz y Antonio Ortiz