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Wed 27.7.

New Cultural Centre by Fündc (ES)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 27.07.2011 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

New Cultural Centre by Fündc; photo by César Gª Guerra

Hailed as ‘the largest urban intervention of the last decades made on Pozuelo de Alarcón municipality, Madrid province’ and covering a total area of 20.000-square-meters, this imposing concrete cultural centre and the adjacent ‘network of pedestrian spaces’ has been recently completed by the Spanish practice specialising in architecture and urban planning Fündc.

New Cultural Centre by Fündc; photo by César Gª Guerra

Located east of the Spanish capital, the New Cultural Centre encompasses ‘a couple of unprecedented design solutions such as ‘mega-tree-pots’ and a transformable hall’, which can be converted from an exhibition hall to auditorium thanks to adjustable floor structure.

New Cultural Centre by Fündc; photo by Jose Reig

About the project:

 

‘FÜNDC, Spanish architecture and urban planning office, just finalized the largest urban intervention of the last decades made on Pozuelo de Alarcón municipality, Madrid province: The New Cultural Center (NCC) and the new pedestrian area on and around Padre Vallet square. It establishes itself as the origin of the new network of pedestrian spaces.’

New Cultural Centre by Fündc; photo by P. Gil

‘The built size of the intervention, both under and above ground comes near to 20.000 m2 (65.000 sq. ft.). It consists on the urbanization through a new uninterrupted stone pavement, fountains and ‘mega-tree-pots’ around a New Cultural Center building. The latter is composed of two different architectural typologies, old and new, which work on a symbiotic manner providing traditional and transformable spaces. Under these areas and building a double-deck parking absorbs the vehicle impact working together with underground roads and bus stops, freeing the upper square spaces to pedestrians and bikes. ‘

New Cultural Centre by Fündc; photo by César Gª Guerra

New Cultural Centre by Fündc; photo by César Gª Guerra

New Cultural Centre by Fündc; photo by César Gª Guerra

New Cultural Centre by Fündc; photo by César Gª Guerra

read about Fündc on Architonic

 

read about the New Cultural Centre project on Architonic