Krea Art Centre | Roberto Ercilla Arquitectura

• May 13, 2011

Spanish firm Roberto Ercilla Arquitectura has recently completed Krea Art Centre in Spain. The solution proposed for the Art Centre is basically articulated around a dialogue between the old convent and the new building. A building-corridor winds next to the old building and goes over it to end up inside the cloister.

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Krea Arts Centre, image courtesy Roberto Ercilla Arquitectura | Photo by César San Millán

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Krea Arts Centre, image courtesy Roberto Ercilla Arquitectura | Photo by César San Millán

It is conceived to be an icon, with an image that is formal and categorical yet simple and recognizable, which contrasts the former convent.

Each building has an independent interpretation and they confront each other without establishing formal competition.

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Krea Arts Centre, image courtesy Roberto Ercilla Arquitectura | Photo by César San Millán

The familiar categorical emphasis of the new building allows its changing manipulation yet does not cause a loss of identity.

At the union of the two buildings, along with the skylights of the cloister, an environmental terrace was designed to form part of the outer passageway. It also incorporates an area with solar panels.

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Krea Arts Centre, image courtesy Roberto Ercilla Arquitectura | Photo by César San Millán

The occasional visitor walks through the building starting at the new annex where we placed the information desk, shop, café, and restaurant, all on the main level, with the auditorium and exhibition areas located in the basement.

The user then makes it to the former convent, where educational activities are carried out in workshops, classrooms, rehearsal rooms, recording rooms, laboratories, etc.  In the newly covered cloister we have placed the library and multimedia centre.

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Before, drawing courtesy Roberto Ercilla Arquitectura

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After, drawing courtesy Roberto Ercilla Arquitectura

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Krea Arts Centre - Elevations, drawing courtesy Roberto Ercilla Arquitectura

+ Project credits / data

Project: Krea Art Centre
Location: Spain
Architect: Roberto Ercilla Arquitectura | http://www.robertoercilla.com/
Typology: Culture | Art centre
Photographer: César San Millán

+ About Roberto Ercilla

Received degree in Architecture from the architectural school, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura, of Barcelona in 1976, and have an office in Vitoria since 1978.

Associated professor for Final Projects at the architectural school, Escuela Superior de Arquitectura of Navarra, from 1996 to 2001. Professor of Fifth-Year Projects since 2003.

The Architecture Studio of Roberto Ercilla, made up of a group of professionals with vast experience, offers a service of viable project development with a great innovative, creative, and technological component and takes on the compromise to reduce environmental impact.

Our work is based on efficiency, optimizing the management of our internal processes to minimize implementation time. It is based on creativity, the differentiating element in all of our works. It is based on realism; works must be viable. And our work is based on coherence, with a path marked by the high level of the work we have done.

The studio has ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications. As part of our compromise to the environment, we are in the process of implementing an Environmental Management system in the project design and development process. Ecodesigns/ UNE 150.301 regulation.

+ All images and drawings courtesy Roberto Ercilla Arquitectura | Photo by César San Millán
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