Public Space for Events Forum de Negocios | Francisco J. del Corral & Federico Wulff

• September 27, 2009

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Public Space for Events Forum de Negocios, image courtesy of Francisco J. del Corral del Campo

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Public Space for Events Forum de Negocios, image courtesy of Francisco J. del Corral del Campo

Architect Francisco J. del Corral & Federico Wulff have designed the Public Space for Events Forum de Negocios located in Granada, Spain.

Our landscape carpet tries to create a new reality to dialogue with the existing one instead of using other camouflage strategy.

Francisco J. del Corral del Campo

+ Project description courtesy of Francisco J. del Corral del Campo

About the place

On the boundary of the urban city, next to the fertile low-land (Vega), just where urban geometries are replaced by rural ones, we propose a new landscape for events and celebrations placed close to an office building.

About the space and its construction

Space is defined thanks to a flexible strategy based on the landscape of the lowlands whose crop fields are furrowed by irrigation channels. It should allow guiding and giving shelter to the visitor, and create a dynamic succession of spaces.

Its surface is about eighteen marjales which means 9000sqm. The marjal is a unit of measurement, used on the crop fields, taken from the surface of the courtyard of the Palacio de los Leones in the Alhambra. Thus, its dimension, propose itself the scale of rural landscape.

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Public Space for Events Forum de Negocios, image courtesy of Francisco J. del Corral del Campo

This courtyard was conceived as a carpet crossed by strength lines and channels. The Vega has developed in this way and that’s how we would like to develop the events space; as a new landscape.

Our landscape carpet tries to create a new reality to dialogue with the existing one instead of using other camouflage strategy.

The carpet spread out onto two levels, the upper one serve as entrance and the development of small acts and the lower one admit large events. Both follow a topographic map furrowed by strength lines in cracked continuity intensifying their movement at the slope between the two levels. These strength lines, made in oxidized steel have different uses; define the limits of the different materials, contains the vegetal topography with its colors and aromas, guide our steps and contain some water courses.

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Public Space for Events Forum de Negocios, image courtesy of Francisco J. del Corral del Campo

The lower level is a large surface surrounded by large trees and a marked slope to protect the space from the noisy high-way. Next to the main stairs, linking the two levels, we find the sound of the water on a pond.

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Public Space for Events Forum de Negocios, image courtesy of Francisco J. del Corral del Campo

Water is one of the main instruments used for shaping the different spaces. Its sound and presence modifies our feelings. It springs calmly some times, others its sonorous and rhythmic, it follows our steps on a water stair and propose our rest ending in a pond thanks to a channel guided by one of the designed strength lines.

We would have liked to capture the essence of the agricultural territory on its surroundings.

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Main level layout plan, courtesy of Francisco J. del Corral del Campo

+ Project credits / data:

Project: Public Space for Events Forum de Negocios
Location: Granada, Spain
Architects: Francisco J. del Corral & Federico Wulff
Landscape: Ana Ibañez & Jorge Asencio
Assistants: Daniel Marcos (Architecture student), Virginie Brazille (Architect)
Instalaciones: Ingeniería Medina
Construction management: Nedy Hortet (Civil Engineer – El Partal Company)
Building Company: El Partal s.l.
Garden Company: Jardinería Nevada
Photographs: Fernando Alda

+ All images and drawings courtesy of Francisco J. del Corral del Campo, Photo by Fernando Alda

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Category: Landscape, Selected

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  1. Peter says:

    very geometrical landscape form, like it!

  2. Accimesam says:

    What touching words :)