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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.
Los Almendros Social Centre in Almería, Spain by Ferrer Arquitectos
January 8th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Ferrer Arquitectos
On March 16, the Social Centre “Los Almendros” opened. A FERRER ARCHITECTS project aiming to provide services in an area which had previously been neglected. In this way, the building of 3.000 m² will contribute to the regeneration of one of the most degraded areas of the city. The building is conceived as a public plaza covered by a large deck that gives unity to the whole. The open and lively character of the center, encourages interaction between the users. The event was attended by almost the municipal corporation in full, with the Mayor at its head, neigborhood representatives and a large audience. For our part, the team of FERRER ARCHITECTS that developed the project also attended led by José Ángel Ferrer.
1st Prize in Competition. A covered public square: this was the initial idea behind the design that has been seen through to the end. Its elevated and privileged location in one of the routes into the city, ensure that this design places a strong emphasis on the view. The terrace in the café hangs over the site, providing a sensation of weightlessness set against the round presence of the roof that emerges from the ground. Several different and complementary uses are grouped together under the title of “integration centre”, which is reflected on the exterior by different forms. Each use is translated into various separate blocks that interact with each other, underneath the imposing presence of the huge roof that provides the whole centre with the necessary unity.
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