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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
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.

Merida Factory Youth Movement in Merida, Spain by Jose Selgas, Lucia Cano, architects

 
July 17th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Jose Selgas, Lucia Cano, architects

Skatepark, Climbing Walls, broadband Internet, Modding, Tuning, Modeling, Graffiti, Urban Artists, Theatre Street, Tightrope Walkers, Circus activities, Video Art, Electronic Music, Acrobatics, Performing Arts, Manga, Parkour, Audiovisual Arts, Contemporary Dance, Dance Funk and Hip Hop, Dance Hall and MACC (contemporary body art performances) are the recognized activities composing the collective Factory and will join at the consequently so called Factory of Mérida.

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  • Architect: Jose Selgas, Lucia Cano, architects
  • Project title: Merida Factory Youth Movement
  • Location: Merida, Spain
  • Project Team: Diego Cano, Lara Lesmes, Andrea Carbajo, Lorena del Río, Laura Culiáñez, architects
  • Client: JUNTA DE EXTREMADURA
  • Photographer: Iwan Baan, Roland Halbe

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  • Structural engineer: BOMA, LANIK
  • Mechanical engineering: Carlos Rubio
  • Climbing Wall: Top 30
  • Electrical Engineer: INGENIERIA TÉCNICA CHACON , S.L.P.
  • Floors manufactured: Forbo
  • Lighting manufacturers: Talleres Zamora
  • General contractor: PROCONDAL
  • Wall manufacturers: ATA
  • Site Area: 3090 m2
  • Footprint area: 1550 m2
  • Cost of construction: 1.200.000 eur
  • Desing phase: September 2006 – December 2006
  • Construction phase: January 2009 – March 2011

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We do not know what type of filter will be applied in the future to the new forth or upcoming activities, but we intend though, within our assigned role as architects, not to have any filter to anyone. Therefore the building is conceived as a large canopy opened to the whole city to gather anyone who may need to shelter there.

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This canopy is supported by a series of ovoid plant parts holding different elements of the requested functions, which are treated as independent modules able to be used separately  with whole autonomy, regulated and controlled by the direction of the Factory movement. The activities taking place below are covered from rain and sun by the big canopy, acting like a big termical one meter thick cushion, so that there will be no need to use air conditioning.

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The roof is understood, and extends, like a light cloud, protective, translucent; constructed with a three-dimensional mesh structure 1 meter thick covering different levels. This canopy will rest on steel columns placed in the perimeter of the supporting ovoid elements up to the highest level, where it joins the Climbing Walls structure made with the same three-dimensional mesh. The whole proposal stands on a basement five feet tall so that the sensitive historical Roman base of the city of Mérida remains untouched.

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Images Courtesy Roland Halbe

Images Courtesy Roland Halbe

Images Courtesy Roland Halbe

Images Courtesy Roland Halbe

Images Courtesy Roland Halbe

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Images Courtesy Roland Halbe

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Images Courtesy Roland Halbe

Interior View (Images Courtesy Iwan Baan)

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Iwan Baan)

Interior View (Images Courtesy Iwan Baan)

Interior View (Images Courtesy Iwan Baan)

Interior View (Images Courtesy Iwan Baan)

Images Courtesy Iwan Baan

Interior View (Images Courtesy Iwan Baan)

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Iwan Baan)

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One Response to “Merida Factory Youth Movement in Merida, Spain by Jose Selgas, Lucia Cano, architects”

  1. du it says:

    i want to know about location.

    not just merida, spain

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