Cultural Center
Site: Reinosa, Spain
Competition: 2013

The Plaza de Abastos de Reinosa starts at its lowest point from Calle Juan José Ruano (southeast), until it runs into the stone masonry wall that contains / supports Calle Sol (northwest), which runs 4 meters higher. Although the site inherited from the old Mercado de Abastos is a rectangle on a perfectly delimited flat surface, the new building runs through the irregularity of its surroundings on the 3 coordinate axes. And in its journey it is transformed by fitting into the urban structure that surrounds it, absorbing the irregular layout of the surrounding architecture, communicating the existing free spaces, eliminating unevenness, generating perspectives and conserving open views.

The program of this center is based on covering all socio-cultural needs, in some cases as a complement to existing municipal premises, and in other cases creating spaces for activities that until now had no place to develop. It will also serve to organize activities that cannot be carried out outdoors in winter, as it has large rooms with multiple options for use.

It will share uses with the House of Culture located in the “La Casona” building, it will support the broad program of the Main Theater, it will expand the municipal children’s offer. But beyond this, the new socio-cultural center of Reinosa will be a meeting place where the people will share leisure and culture, be it summer or winter. Thus, the square recovers its original use, even before the Mercado de Abastos, as a meeting and celebration place for the city.

“And in its journey it is transformed by fitting into the urban structure that surrounds it, absorbing the irregular layout of the surrounding architecture, communicating the existing free spaces, eliminating unevenness, generating perspectives and conserving open views.

Borja Angulo
CG Architect

 

More about the project

Project Title
Reinosa Cultural Center
Program
Cultural Center
Site
Reinosa, Spain
Competition
2013
A Arq Team
Borja Angulo, Ana Martín, Oihane Arbaiza, Jon Arostegi
Plot surface
1100 m²
Total built surface
8200 m²

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