PROFESSIONAL DANCE SCHOOL
Almería, competition. 2018
IBZAsociados + Espacio Propio Arquitectura
Architects: Ignacio Belenguer Zamit | Manuel Díaz Soler | Rocío Martí Rodríguez Quantity Surveyor: Victor Manuel López Toledo
Renderings: TheNode | Agency Project stage: Competition. 2nd prize 2018 Gross floor area: 4742m2
The building is located in a new area Almería city still unbound. We designed a building clearly divided into two parts with different programmatic and structural needs connected through access. One contains dance classrooms and the auditorium, the other the rest of the program.We work with an interrupted building by courtyards which reduce their scale and provide a correct illumination and ventilation both to the classrooms and the circulation spaces, With double heights in the corridor we achieve spaciousness and the continuous relationship between all the building users.
The facades are materialized as large white structural concrete elements which hold the building, protect from the sun and control the views. They are arranged attending to structural and scale issues, looking for going from a huge dimensions building to a human scale. We create a rational modulation provides the facade with a rhythm which reminds the purpose of the building; it is music, dance and continuous movement.