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Córdoba, Spain

Open Center for Citizens Activities

Paredes Pino Arquitectos — Open Center for Citizens Activities

We propose the incorporation of a thin layer. A place with the capacity to reconsider the changing needs, aware of its flexible and temporary condition. CAAC is projected by a solution based on prefabricated circular elements that vary in height and diameter and arranged in a flexible but tight way, allowing a view similar to an urban forest of shadows. It is indispensable to assume their role as part of the new center of Cordoba. This is achieved through the addition of elements, instead of overwhelming buildings that do not allow a dialogue face to face with the user.

Paredes Pino Arquitectos — Open Center for Citizens Activities

The design of the plant cover is closely connected to other points of view from which the action is perceived, both existing buildings on the perimeter and from other positions as it happens from the bridge over the tracks of the AVE. Therefore it is of great importance to this treatment of surface color on top

Paredes Pino Arquitectos — Open Center for Citizens Activities

Equally important has been the ground plane treatment as an activator of different uses. The surface treated like a huge board game that can hold any kind of activities, those already known and others yet to be invented. The temporary use of market two days a week is a condition but not in any way a limit, it is only one more of the potential uses to be made.

Paredes Pino Arquitectos — Open Center for Citizens Activities

The cover is solved with parasols diameters between 7 and 15 meters. In turn, the heights are also variable between 4 and 7 meters. This allows great flexibility with little variability and constructive elements. Furthermore, the position at different heights, it avoids excessive opacity of construction, and allows the passage of light reflection through the various umbrellas.

Paredes Pino Arquitectos — Open Center for Citizens Activities

The structure is steel umbrellas. Inside the columns are constructed element evacuation of rainwater from the roof, fixed with concrete filling. It is built with aluminum plates in different colors and interior insulation. The treatment of the bottom surface is reflective, giving the place a huge potential in the way that light activates the color by reflection.

Paredes Pino Arquitectos — Open Center for Citizens Activities

Finally note that artificial lighting is fixed in the same parts, relying on a uniform light on the ground plane and the capture of light by reflection from the undersides of the parasols, light points are in different orbits each parasol taking into account the amount of light that reaches the sunshades nearby.

Paredes Pino Arquitectos — Open Center for Citizens Activities

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Paredes Pino Arquitectos — Open Center for Citizens Activities

Paredes Pino Arquitectos — Open Center for Citizens Activities

Paredes Pino Arquitectos — Open Center for Citizens Activities

Paredes Pino Arquitectos — Open Center for Citizens Activities

Paredes Pino Arquitectos — Open Center for Citizens Activities

Paredes Pino Arquitectos — Open Center for Citizens Activities

Paredes Pino Arquitectos — Open Center for Citizens Activities

Paredes Pino Arquitectos — Open Center for Citizens Activities

Paredes Pino Arquitectos — Open Center for Citizens Activities

Paredes Pino Arquitectos — Open Center for Citizens Activities

Paredes Pino Arquitectos — Open Center for Citizens Activities

Paredes Pino Arquitectos — Open Center for Citizens Activities

Paredes Pino Arquitectos — Open Center for Citizens Activities

Paredes Pino Arquitectos — Open Center for Citizens Activities

Paredes Pino Arquitectos — Open Center for Citizens Activities

Paredes Pino Arquitectos — Open Center for Citizens Activities

Paredes Pino Arquitectos — Open Center for Citizens Activities

Paredes Pino Arquitectos — Open Center for Citizens Activities

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