The spanish architecture firm A-cero has won the competition in Murcia, Spain. The centre is designed to be part of landscape, attempts to blur the boundary between the building and landscape.
+ Project description courtesy of A-cero
The architecture Studio A-cero that directs Joaquín Torres has gained the project contest for the creation of a building that will lodge an academic centre of formation in renewable energies sources.
That competition process was organized by the commission of Education, Formation and Employment of the Region of Murcia.
A complex of 9.000 m2 constructed that there constitute teaching areas (lecture rooms and workshops), library, audio-visual, auditorium, administrative area, restoration, facilities and services and parking.
The winning project presented by A-cero, raises the centre as a landscape operation blurring the limits between architecture and free space. The horizontal plane of the plot bends producing a new orography marked by fissures that will be the spaces of access to the centre and exterior spaces of the teaching areas. The resultant geometry north – south looks for the orientation for the interior program. The surrounding one (walls and covering) triangulated specializes and diversifies adopting different solutions as orientation and conditions of use. The idea is that it is possible to cover the “covering” as a park where there coexist green areas (indigenous vegetation and gardens) with areas destined for solar, photovoltaic panels, and other systems of clean energies and energy saving.
It is finally a project of clear commitment of respect to the environment and with high sustainability grade. What the architecture Studio A-cero that Joaquín Torres directs with his collaborating associate Rafael Llamazares, he has betting for years of research and development of ideas that promote this concept of sustainable architecture.