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|   project publication  - spain yearbook 2020, arquitectura viva - av monographs,   |  
Honoured for the publication of the Turo de la Peira sports center and Urban plan on Spain Yearbook 2020, AV Monographs, featuring 24 relevantp projects of the last 12 months.
All project credits: included in the Spain Yearbook

|   winner - Ciutat de Barcelona Award 2019  |  
Architecture & Urbanism 

given by the Barcelona city city council

February 11, 2020

honoured to be one of the Recipients of the prize for the sports facility building “Centre Esportiu Municipal del Turó de la Peira.”

Ajuntament de barcelona


Casernes Sports center
Sant Andreu , Barcelona
-Finalist, public competition 2019-

The location is the old Casernes (quarters) of Sant Andreu neighborhood.Our proposal aimed at becoming a catalyst for transformation and public  activity.The brief established 2 differenciated programs:  a new Sports center and a new building for the city Parks authority. The buildings arrangement left the  largest possible free space to  allow some margin of freedom to study the 5 existing Cedar's new location and create a new open Plaza for citizens enjoyment.



Hydroponic green facade

Sports Facility building CEM Turó de la Peira, Nou Barris, Barcelona


Acting as a second skin- as a bioclimatic filter- the South-east facing hydroponic green facade will reduce the Summer direct radiation and save on water use, producing a micro-climate and becoming a source for biodiversity 
The NE and NW facades will also integrate specific green species according to their orientation, so that the building mimetize and becomes part of the new public garden next to the facility.

Multifunctional Building
Castro-urdiales, Cantabria Spain


Value of archaeological heritage: The proposal respects this ancient Roman colony on the Cantabrian coast, preserving the existing ruins and providing the city with a new adaptable building.


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CEM Turó de la Peira
Nou Barris, Barcelona

Ajuntament de Barcelona
1st Prize competition , 2014

Status: Built , 2016-2018

4 430 m2 (Building) +
3 952 m2   (Plaza- new garden)


Ciutat de Barcelona Award 2019: 
Architecture & Urbanism Winner
Premi Ciutat de Barcelona 2019: Arquitectura i Urbanisme

World Architecture Festival WAF 2019:
Shortlisted, Category :
Sport-completed buildings

Mapei Awards for sustainable architecture 2019,
Seville, Spain

co-author: A. Noguera

Project collaborators:

Manel Fernández: structure
Xavier Saltó-Caba: MEP & sustainability
Anna Zahonero: landscape
Energiehaus & Progetic: energy & sustainability, simulations

photo credits: Aleix Gonzalez, Javier Fdz.

Located in one of the lowest income neighborhoods of Barcelona, the project is based on peoples needs,  urban regeneration and the re-introduction of nature to the interior courtyard, by creating a new garden that contributes to the city environmental quality and serves as a support for biodiversity. The structure of the garden gives consistency to the previous degradated space full of concrete, framed by a heterogeneous urban tissue. A new place of social relation, as a filter of the commercial activity of the surroundings, structured in different zones; spaces for the elderly, children's playground area and places of leisure.
The new sports facility building will integrate a public swimming pool on its ground floor and a basketball court on the top level.The building is considered as another element of the garden.The green of the garden bends and ascends to the new building Green hydroponic facade, which integrates local species. Passive architecture,Cross laminated timber structure CLT, efficient MEP systems and renewable energy to achieve a Nearly zero-energy building NZEB.

LEED Certification:  Platinum

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