SENTIENT live edge dining table
Saturday
Jan302010

Cisnera Community Centre / gpy arquitectos

© Joaquín Ponce de León

Architects: gpy arquitectos
Location: Tenerife, Spain
Project Team: Juan Antonio González Pérez & Urbano Yanes Tuña
Technical Architect: José Ángel Yanes Tuña
Engineering: Gpi Ingenieros
Client: Cabildo Insular de Tenerife
Contractor: JOCA Ingeniería y Construcciones S.A
Project Area: 497.55 sqm
Budget: 417,982 €
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Joaquín Ponce de León

 

La Cisnera is a small, rural settlement that has grown up along a roadside in the upper reaches of the town of Arico, located in the south-east of the Island of Tenerife.

The new Community Centre relates to its surroundings, with the main entrance placed at the level of the town’s main square, alongside the Chapel of San José Obrero, and the line of the rooftop extending along the road at an inverse angle until it merges with that of the enclosure wall.

situation plan

© Joaquín Ponce de León

The building is meant to be seen as an extension of the urban public space, and offers a sheltered environment for the town square, onto which it opens. The intention was to offer a flexible delimitation of the spaces outlined in the brief, using mobile partition walls to allow for a free, modular configuration of the space for different uses and activities, thereby ensuring its integration as a singular meeting space and its extension outward to the square.

This configuration, which allows for an intense, varied use of the space, is what lends the new centre its character as a public place, fostering the use of the urban space around the chapel and square as a meeting point and place for social interaction, while maintaining the small chapel as a unique element, an essential part of the whole.

© Joaquín Ponce de León

The building has been constructed by means of a dialogue between two skins; a continuous, abstract, exterior wrapping in white and a warm, interior wrapping made of wood.

The building’s exterior wrapping folds at times to allow access to the centre and frame the view of the surrounding landscape from the square, and vice versa. It has been finished with a continuous, manually-applied coating of rough plaster using the local volcanic aggregate (“jable”). The micro-alveolic nature of this aggregate offers a high degree of insulation from the heat, and the light colour of the finish dissipates the sun’s intense rays.

The interior wooden skin unfolds into multiple configurations, allowing for an optimal use of the inner space – as a covered square, screening room, common room, games room, etc.

© Joaquín Ponce de León

The space between the two skins, of variable thickness, houses the fixed installations (computer lab, washrooms, pantry) and the storage rooms.

The orientation of the main entrance and the window frame defining the building’s edge blocks the entry of direct sunlight into the main room, making it luminous and cool – a shady, protected place on the square.

Source: archdaily.com

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>
alireza yavari portfolio alireza yavari ecommerce resources alireza yavari ecommerce newsletter alireza yavari ecommerce blog alireza yavari qusations and answers alireza yavari raika design calligraphy

Log in
(Not a member?)
Sign up now

Home,
Alireza Yavari

About Me
Professional
Personal
My Resume
Ongoing Projects

Archive

Design Portfolio
Website Templates
Internet Graphics
Package design
Flash and Animations
E-Commerce Website
Print
Modern Calligraphy
Furniture & Interior design

News

Join the free
E-Commerce Newsletter

Learn E-Commerce
E-commrce Blog
Videos & Images
Useful Resources
Quastions & Answers
Experts

Leisure & Fun
My Reading
My Watching
Listening
Just4Fun
My Favoraite Websites
My Photos

Contact Me
me@alireza-yavari.com
ali@ecommerceartist.com

Be my friend
Facebook
Twitter

Websites
www.alireza-yavari
www.ecommerceartist.com
www.raika-design.com
www.persian-calligraphy.com
www.islamic-calligraphy.com

alireza yavari designer ecommerce specialist
Alireza-Yavari.com  Web Graphic Designer E-commerce Specialist Web Strategist DesignToDesign.com Today's Design in a Glance eCommerceArtist.com The Art of Running an Internet Business, Web Design and Development, Internet Marketing ExtremeMakeoverWebsiteEdition.com Win a Free Extreme Website Makeover aaaRcommerce.com, AAA E-Commerce Solutions LLC, Design and Developpment of Websites, Web Marketing Planning