Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
CSS DE FERROL in Ferrol, Galicia, Spain by Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos and Antonio Desmonts Sierra
April 23rd, 2011 by Sumit Singhal
As the prow of a ship ready to weigh anchor and set sail, on the hammer of the main dock of the Outer Harbour of Ferrol, opened to the views of the estuary.
To meet this landscaping challenge is used a formal repertoire of pure volumetrys, integrated into the geometry of the dam itself and, secondly, they rely on the proper forms of naval architecture. From a functional point of view, the building houses the program uses proposed by the Port Authority, allowing from its upper floors the total perimeter view of the port and the estuary.
An external ramp system allows saving the difference in height between the sea wall of the dam and access to the roof.
Consequently, the priority objectives to be attained by the solution adopted are:
a) Uniqueness and representation. The building must become, in the Outer Harbour, a landmark and focus.
To achieve those objectives, we have adopted the following criteria basic design:
1. The building as a container.
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