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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.

Sport Complex and Swimming Center in La Florida, Spain by NAOS Architecture

 
April 3rd, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: NAOS Architecture

The location of the Sport Complex and Swimming Center in La Florida, Vigo, was a challenge because it was in a empty space of a built block, with a very high slope. So, the superior level stayed and the building was constructed below this level and it develops the functional program semi-buried. Therefore, on top of the building, was projected a public square and the slope of the terrain.

Images Courtesy of Héctor Santos-Díez

  • ARCHITECT: NAOS ARCHITECTURE (SANTIAGO GONZÁLEZ & MIGUEL PORRAS, ARCHITECTS)
  • PROJECT NAME: SPORT COMPLEX AND SWIMMING CENTER IN LA FLORIDA, VIGO
  • LOCATION: VIGO, SPAIN
  • COMPLETION DATE: 2010
  • PHOTOGRAPHER: HÉCTOR SANTOS-DIEZ, MÀIS QUE AUGA
  • SITE AREA (FLOOR AREA): 4.689 m²
  • CONSTRUCTION AREA: 4.742 m²
  • ESTRUCTURAL ENGINEERING: E3 ARQUITECTOS
  • INSTALLATIONS ENGINEERING: DAVISA INGENIERÍA
  • Software used: AUTOCAD and 3DMAX

The slope of the area has allowed that the front of the building enjoy with natural light inside. The topography of the area allows the entry of natural light at the sides of building and in the front of it. The Sport Complex of La Florida is provided with three swimming pools: one six-lane pool of 25 meters of length, swimming pool of learning and one more with water beds, Jacuzzi and jets of massage.

Images Courtesy of Héctor Santos-Díez

It has in addition a area to therapeutic treatments like underwater massage, thermal jet, Turkish bath, sauna, ice bath.. and it has too three large rooms for activities and one more for cardio activities.
It is on this basis, NAOS ARCHITECTURE was designed a building almost entirely underground, that it difficult to see it from outside , remains under the new square of La Florida. It has become the prime urban space in this area, developing a square for the greater enjoyment of the local neighbors.

Images Courtesy of Héctor Santos-Díez

A building with energetic requirements indicated by the budget has to be designed under the concept of making good use of the environment energetic resources. Also, the design of the materials should be optimized, giving it durability and low maintenance cost, with the aim of easing and making possible the future rentability of this investment.
The constructed volume has with a big window that breaks the continuity of the façade, and it allows the entry of natural light inside. This it responds of the needs of the programme but it too is a deliberate decision to enhance the designs which stand out from the others buildings.

The programme is distributed on three floors: ground floor holds swimming pools and room of activities; first floor, with two rooms of activities and a large cardio room overlooking the swimming pool.

Images Courtesy of Héctor Santos-Díez

Images Courtesy of Héctor Santos-Díez

Images Courtesy of Héctor Santos-Díez

Images Courtesy of Héctor Santos-Díez

Images Courtesy of Héctor Santos-Díez

Images Courtesy of Héctor Santos-Díez

Images Courtesy of Héctor Santos-Díez

Images Courtesy of Héctor Santos-Díez

Images Courtesy of Héctor Santos-Díez

Images Courtesy of Héctor Santos-Díez

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Images Courtesy of Mais que auga

Images Courtesy of Mais que auga

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Categories: 3dS Max, Autocad, Mixed use, Sports Complex, Swimming Pool

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