/////////////////////////////// Creating meaningful architecture
Barcelona Sports Facility Nou barris, 2017-2018
and public spaces
Casernes Sports centerSant 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 facadeBarcelona Sports facility
-completed-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.