burgos & garrido arquitectos asociados

burgos & garrido arquitectos asociados

Madrid, ES



The morphology of the elements that compose the proposal is bold and explicit: three pieces are revealed above ground (the entrance pavilion to the classrooms, the library pavilion and the plaza) and three are buried (classrooms, exhibition gallery and interior garden). Each of the elements above ground possesses a direct link to one of the elements underground. It is a pondering image. The pavilion of Paseo Colon reflects on the classrooms; the library pavilion on the exhibition gallery; and the jacaranda plaza on the interior garden. This disposition of the elements evokes the paradigmatic image of the pavilion offered to us by the Romanticism, or the circular temple over the grotto. The classical element, with its severe order, and the organic construction with its sensitive order.

The project possesses two elements that act as filters mediating between the exterior and interior experiences, but also between the distinctive classical and organic dimensions of the proposal. One of the filters mediates between the paced and resounding rhythm of the buried structure and the exuberance of the interior garden and it arises acquiring the form a huge glass cloth that illuminates both the gallery and the classrooms. The second filter is the long clerestory, also known as the teatina, that links the jacaranda plaza with the interior garden, capturing the light and leading it into the very depths of the new building.

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Status: Competition Entry
Location: Lima, Peru
Firm Role: Project architects, leading firm, design team.
Additional Credits: Project Firms: Burgos & Garrido Arquitectos, LLAMA Urban Design
Project Architects: Francisco Burgos, Ginés Garrido [Burgos & Garrido Arquitectos]; Mariana Leguía & Angus Laurie [LLAMA Urban Design]
Design Team: Agustin Martin, Javier Malo de Molina, Jonás Prieto, María Pilar Recio, Teresa Carro, Guillermo Santos, Andoni Garrán, Patrick Webb, José Pineda
Date: 2016