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.
Location: Córdoba, Spain
Developer: Procórdoba. Proyectos de Córdoba Siglo XXI
Architect: Fernando G. Pino, Manuel G. de Paredes
Collaborators: Raquel Blasco Fraile and David Pérez Herranz
Rafael Pérez Morales (dirección de ejecución / xxxx)
Robert Brufau, Xavier Aguiló, María José Camporro, BOMA S.L. (estructuras / structures)
ARGU, Ingeniería (instalaciones / mechanical engineering)
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