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 center Bº Provincias Unidas in Neuquén, Argentina by Estudio demarchisalcedo.arqs + Barigelli & Asoc
April 18th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Estudio demarchisalcedo.arqs + Barigelli & Asoc
Neuquén is a rapidly growing city in the north of Patagonia, Argentina, the provincial capital where more than 15% of the whole population of Patagonia lives. In a low density residential area near the Neuquén river in the homonyms city we can find the United Provinces Neighborhood’s Sports Center projected by the Argentinean architecture studios DeMarchiSalcedo. arqs. + Barigelli & Assoc. A community facility for the district.
The proposal is located in a hilly terrain in a short-dimensions block.
Take on an important main artery of the city, this urban element seeks to connect two non-integrated areas of the district and secure urban spaces for activities and meeting of citizens.
The building destined for the United Provinces Neighborhood Society is located at an intermediate portion of the assigned solar between the streets Islas Malvinas, Rio Mocoreta and Alberti.
This project combines formal and programmatic decisions to link two existing pedestrian scale, pursuing a new circulatory activity.
Wanted is to save a drop while generating a socket that allows you to host program services.
The proposal reinforces the existence of a dry place leaning, where traditionally a fair selling fruit and vegetables develops. This same defines the entrance to the building. It is at this strategic level where the building is considered from the point of view of functional and formal.
The volume of the building is generated as a neutral response on the main artery and gives a more permeable and plastic character to the secondary streets where access to plazas, courtyards and items of equipment are situated. So building on an edge of the ground releasing part of this and creating an urban void is also supported.
Their morphology and materiality socket walls form a concrete floor that covers all health and related services, thus containing the main activity.
In the first level the materialization pursues the unit and this is generated with the use of concrete blocks arranged in an inverted position as a permeable screen that controls light entering the field sifting the lighting changes that are generated daily. The cover , that must save considerable lights (23m x 32m), is designed from a synergistic resistant, lightweight fabric that accompanies and enhances overall formal resolution.
Category: Sports Centre