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Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

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The Civic Center is a building that combines sporting, cultural and administrative uses to service the neighborhood Salburua in Vitoria.
The project conceives the civic center as a gathering of people to carry out various social, cultural, recreational or sports activities.
The program of the building is divided into three levels:

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– The ground floor has more public uses such as a café, lounge, hall, conference room, etc.
– The basement has all sports facilities except for the pool.
– The first floor has administrative areas, cultural spaces (library, study room, Infotek and workshops) and the pool with its own dressing room.

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The floor conveys this concept of diffusion thanks to a glass façade through which you can see what is happening inside, and even across the street, establishing a fusion between urban space and inside the civic center, strengthening its public character.
In contrast, the first floor has a less permeable, more abstract language, avoiding the usual human scale, in order to obtain a stronger and more powerful image.

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Despite being a very compact building of approximately 110×60 meters, it is very bright thanks to the many patios that traverse the entire building and that help establish visual relationships between the various activities taking place in the center.
Team:
Gonzalo Carro – Project Architect
Maria Robredo – Architect
Oscar Ferreira – Architect

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Javier Manjón – Architect
Aintzane Gastelu-Iturri – Architect
Daniela Bustamante – Architect
Beatriz Pagoaga – Architect
Aitziber Olarte – Architect
Juan Luís Geijo – Projet Management
Juan Dávila – Projet Management
Unai Mardones – Structures
Camino López – Environmental Engineering
Federico Reguero – Environmental Engineering
Elena Guezuraga – Lighting and Electrical Engineering

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Beatriz Lorenzo – Public Health Services and Fire Strategy
Itziar Ramírez – CAD
Arrate López de Maturana – CAD
Gorka Arceniaga- CAD
Marta García – CAD
Sara Barredo – Site and Construction Execution Management
Edurne Jiménez de Aberasturi – Administration
Emma Luna – Administration
Josume Moreno – Administration
Aitor Ortiz – Photographer

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Susaeta Iluminación – Lighting.

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