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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.

Fire Station in Gava, Spain by Mestura Arquitectes

 
January 31st, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Mestura Arquitectes

The parcel to the project which puts the new fire station, is immersed in the “New Green Ensanche Gava” characterized by a growth model that Will be Respectful of the existing landscape setting and its environmental value. Located in the lower part of Central Park and almost Cacagats contact with the New Calamot Park, this lot is part of the “line” connection between the biological and landscape agroforestry.

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  • Architects: Mestura Arquitectes
  • Project: Fire Station in Gava
  • Location: Gava, Barcelona, Spain
  • Scope of services: Basic project, of Execution and Direction of work
  • Client: Ayuntarniento de Gava. Departarnento de. Interior. Generalitat Catalunya.
  • Scheme date: 2008
  • On site: 02′ 2009 – 05′ 2010
  • Gross area: 1.619,60 m2
  • Construction cost: 2.474.658,64 C
  • Construction Company: TAU IC ESA
  • Awards: V Architecture Award Ascensores ENOR. Longlisted.
  • Photography: Pegenaute
  • Other collaborators: Xavier Aumedes, technical architect, economic consultancy, Luis Alfredo Rodriguez Tirado, engineer of roads, channels and ports, structures consultancy, Manuel Comas i Olivella, industrial engineer, installations consultancy. AT3 S.C.P., Josep Oller technical architect, On site.

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space Garrat and Liobregat Delta.

The project is generated from the interplay of four main parameters:
The place
The functional program
Accessibility of vehicles

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The orientation of the building
Joint reflection of these four parameters, there are two main invariants, on the one hand the need for convenient access to the route des solar ferries, and on the other hand, the attempt to integrate as far as possible, a building of its kind a natural place virtually untouched.

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In this sense it has been suggested that the building itself that generates the pseudo-urban contact with the path, trying to reduce the presence of the great “platform hard” (space for practices / operations) that accompanies this type of building.

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If we add to this premise that the land is Substantially rectangular shape with two boundaries facing the mountain in and the other two down the road, it is a configuration in plan  edificatorio an “L”, which accompanies the more urban part of the plot, generating a large interior courtyard facing South —west.

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