Sunday, 1 June 2014

Cultural Center in Coria del Río

This building is a cultural centre, located in Coria del Río, for Japanese people who come to visit the town. It's an isolated object on the banks of the river which stands in contrast and counterpoint to Coria's traditional buildings.


The plan of the building is a zig-zag form which makes a double connection , to the town park at one end and to the other, the river.


The almost domestic entrance emphasises the river and frames it.


Versatility is the most important aspect of the  programme; the building has to be an exhibition room, an auditorium and a stand at the fair.


The whole building is constructed of concrete with vertical glazing strips, these vertical glazing strips allow light to flood into  the building, the façade is an enormous window.


Jara Sanchez

The building is located in Coria del Río and it's a cultural center for Japanese people who come to visit Coria. It's an isolated object in the brooklet of the river which stands in contrast to the traditional Coria´s buildings.

The plan of the building is a zig-zag form which makes a doble conection , on one hand, to a park of the town and, on the other hand, to the river. The entry wants to emphasise the river and frames it.

The versatility is the most important in its programme, the building has to be an exhibition room, an auditorium, a fair´s stand,... The whole building is constructed of concrete and vertical glazing strips, this vertical glazing strips allow light entering the building,the façade is a enormous window.

1 comment:

  1. Jara, I know the plaza where this building is located and it needs a building like this to re-address the lack of form and make the connection between the river and the park as you propose.

    It's like a pavilion, it reminds me of Hunstanton School, but it's to see the references you made such as Aalto.

    I really like the last sentence, the facade is an enormous window, it summarizes nicely the whole project. Well done.

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