Rafael de la-Hoz Arquitectos

Rafael de la-Hoz Arquitectos

Madrid, ES


Education Centre for the University of Cordoba by Rafael de La-Hoz

Cubic form and zero gravity, the Vial-Norte UCO building is the result of the combination of massive volumes with light spaces.

Located in a trapezoid-shape plot, as part of Renfe 2 Masterplan – one of the urban extensions of Cordoba, (Spain), the building seems dramatically weightless, highlighted by the emphasis on the contrast of the façades: glass and concrete.

The new education centre blends in with its surrounding urban backdrop. The north façade, double-skin, and east and west façades are covered in onsite micro-concrete with large windows that allow natural daylight to shine in. The south façade shows a translucent aluminium materiality with driven voids of light that embodies the building's aspirations in the city's fabric.

Resulting in a total GFA of approximately 5.448 m², the five-storey building provides education programs while two underground floors provide parking and optimal storage.

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Status: Built
Location: C/Joaquín Martínez Bjorkman, Cordoba (Spain)
Firm Role: Architect: Rafael de La-Hoz
Additional Credits: Client:
Cordoba University (UCO)

Rafael de La-Hoz

Managing Works:
Rafael de La-Hoz and Clemente Lara de la Peñaq

Quantity Surveyor:
Rafael García Santaella

Team RAFAEL DE LA-HOZ Arquitectos:
Project Team: Hugo Berenguer, Belén Rivera, Fernando de la Fuente, Zaloa Mayor, Álvaro Rivero, Susanne Forner, Monika Kussewska, Laura Díaz, Silvia Villamor y Ángel Rolán.
Graphic design: Luis Muñoz and Daniel Roris
Models: Fernando Mont and Víctor Hugo Coronel

Construction company:

Structural engineering:
Pondio Ingenieros

M&E engineering:
Herrero Ingenieros S.L.

Start-End Works:

5,448 sqm

Javier Callejas