ParedesPino Architects have completed the Centro Abierto de Actividades Ciudadanas (CAAC) project in Cordoba, Spain.

.

Description from the architects:

Its location close to the railway station of the AVE high speed train in Cordoba city can take advantage of this gap as a unique opportunity, giving the character and scale necessary to assume as a new focus of interest not only confined to the neighborhood, but as a magnet in conjunction with the city.

We opted for a solution that allows a wide variety of uses. It offers a covered area, protected from the weather, which will house a temporary market two days a week and other activities at other times.

It therefore poses a solution based on prefabricated circular elements that vary in height and diameter and arranged in a flexible manner to allow a similar vision of an urban forest of shadows. The parasols also solve the artificial lighting in the same item and allow drainage of water inside.

You can watch some short videos on YouTube about the project here and here.

Location: Córdoba, Spain
Competition: 2004.09
Project: 2007.05
Construction: 2010.04
Developer: Procórdoba. Proyectos de Córdoba Siglo XXI
Architect: Fernando G. Pino, Manuel G. de Paredes
Collaborators: Raquel Blasco Fraile and David Pérez Herranz
Consultants:
Rafael Pérez Morales  (dirección de ejecución / xxxx)
Robert Brufau, Xavier Aguiló, María José Camporro, BOMA S.L. (estructuras / structures)
ARGU, Ingeniería (instalaciones / mechanical engineering)
Contractor: Ferrovial
Built Area: Area de actuación 11.920 m2. Superficie cubierta 6.922 m2
Budget: 3.26 Million Euros
Photographs: Jorge López Conde and Paredes Pino

.