martes, 25 de noviembre de 2014

Vibrations, Context and Complexity / Vibraciones, Contexto y Complejidad: PFC Nominated / Finalista ARCHIPRIX

Vibrations, context and complexity

El proyecto representante de la Escuela de Arquitectura e la ULPGC ha sido nominado para optar al premio internacional.

Correo de archirpix  remitido al autor del PFC :
P15-0452  To: Pablo Menéndez Paunero
Your project Vibrations, context and complexity is nominated for an award!
Hereby I am glad to inform you about the nominations and the participants favourites. The jury, Eduardo Arroyo, Luis Fernández Galiano, Anupama Kundoo, Zhenyu Li and Catherine Mosbach, nominated 21 projects for an award. The winners of the awards will be announced at the Award ceremony in Madrid on May 8th 2015. Below you find the complete list (in alphabetical order) of the projects nominated for an award.

Vibrations, context and complexity

A study of tectonic and transformation of the emptiness and the coast

Europe - Spain - Las Palmas De Gran Canaria 
Discipline: Architecture
Categories: cultural,mixed use,transformation,city,water

Designer: Pablo Menéndez Paunero 
ULPGC Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura 
Tutor: Juan Ramírez Guedes

La Isleta is a neighborhood with many unoccupied, undefined and interstitial spaces. The project takes place in one of these locations, Punta Gorda, at the midpoint of the coastal promenade which connects the neighborhood of La Isleta with the rest of the city. At the same time, this location exemplifies a beautiful natural landscape within the urban context of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The area is particularly favorable for the project function like a joint between the neighborhood with both the landscape and the city.The proposal for working within this space is based on three main premises: the use of the section as an element of relationship between the sea, public space and buildings, the requalification of free public space, and the generation of new activities that complement the area at present.

Existing topography of the project area is divided into two different levels, in which the building alters the volume of the free space that is defined by the surrounding buildings. The transformation of the section is finalized by the emergence of a series of shapes on the ground plane, which are imposed on the free space as towers and other constructions that are immersed in the ground plane, generating perforations. This set of voluminous shapes builds a central space that serves as an agora. Regarding its usage, the building incorporates a multifunctional approach, hosting a central space that includes all internal activities and relationships in the building, as well as a library, a restaurant, a nursery space, and a neighborhood association.