The project is located southwest of the city center, in a now consolidated residential area, where the old Military Pyrotechnics of Seville was originally located, an industrial complex that since the mid-nineteenth century operated as a metallurgical foundry, ballistic laboratory and ammunition factory. The project seeks to pay tribute to the industrial past of the area by incorporating materials with metallic sheens, striations and repetitive shapes, which suggest the idea of a mechanized production process.
From a volumetric point of view, the building is based on a simple U-shaped scheme with two opposing facades. The exterior façade projects an eminently horizontal and bright image, with a succession of long, continuous openings, the parapets of which are covered with slightly reflective extruded aluminum sheeting. This is a ventilated façade with custom-made pieces whose corrugated profile has been expressly designed for this project, so that the appearance of the surface changes throughout the day according to the tone of the ambient light. The interior façade, on the other hand, presents a vertical and matte image in which different protruding volumes alternate with large-format ceramic pieces. These pieces have a striated finish in vertical bands, which seek to generate a sense of rhythm and continuity, with different ranges of warm colors.
The project seeks to maximize the common areas of the building. To this end, the ground floor has been left open-plan, protected from the street with a semi-transparent envelope of vertical slats with a double finish of wood and anodized aluminum. This porticoed space visually links the two opposite entrances to the building, creating a line between Avenida Ramón Carande and the rear park. This area ends up opening onto the inner courtyard of the block, where the interior flooring extends, which ends up folding, to build a podium, in which the pool is drilled. This succession of concatenated spaces allows the common areas to be perceived as a whole, allowing the visitor to move intuitively towards the courtyard, which is the heart of the project.