Administration Building University

Given the hard climatic conditions, the building is wrapped in ar artificial and natural dual filter of adjustable lattices surrounded by a ring of trees, each mimicking the other in color and, with time, in scale. On the roof, two turrets house relaxation rooms for the teaching staff, rooms that open onto a garden surrounded by a training track, thus creating an open-air area with views over the lowlands of the Guadiana and the city. The general aim is to create a simple and appropriate institutional building based on a certain sensibility to the light and the breezes that come up from the Guadiana, a building resolved by means of sensitive skin blending in with the amiable and shady surroundings.

facts

1999-2001

client: Consejería de Educación, Ciencia y Tecnología, Junta de Extremadura

location: Mérida, Badajoz, Spain

program: University

area: 4.164 m²

status: Built

credits

Architecture: Iñaki Ábalos, Juan Herreros, Ángel Jaramillo (Ábalos&Herreros)

Building Site manager: Ábalos&Herreros, Javier Manso, Mª Ángeles López

Collaborators: Renata Sentkiewicz, Uriel Fogué, Jacob Hense

Structure: Agustí Obiol, Lluís Moya

Quality Surveyor: Miguel Lázaro

Photographs: Bleda y Rosa


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