Perhaps this is the right time to prepare the way that the University community can identify with a specific form of organization.
The vitality of each faculty makes it necessary to redefine what the qualities of this place must be and how they are to be projected in the future.
We propose to work in two apparently opposing directions, because they will permit an appreciation of the two qualities that already exist in this place.
Firstly, emphasise the natural features of this place: a magnificent location, the small inland valleys, the topography.
The task requires co-ordination between the different operations already under way: a new access ring road, car parks, extensions to each faculty, integrated services, reforestation, a global proposal for the waste water collector, etc…
This is a medium-term task that should return the features of the natural landscape to the site.
Students should be able to make use of the landscape: silence, concentration, and intense personal work in an ideal place for it to take place.
At the same time, on a more short-time scale, the new constructions insist on defining the community nature of university life.
In the short term, densify, almost urban. In the medium term, redefinition of the landscape.
Transformation of the large sports area into a forest zone, defined by a big lake, which lets us blur the entrance infrastructure, until we transform the entrance road into a passageway between trees, then making the new series of buildings (Student services, shopping areas, swimming pool, gymnasiums, etc…).
VIGO UNIVERSITY CAMPUS Credits
Date: 1999 - 2003 Location: Vigo, Spain Client: Universidad de Vigo
Type of project: Direct commission, new construction Program: Masterplan, classrooms, theatre, sports area, commercial.
Architect: Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue - Miralles Tagliabue EMBT
Basic Project Project Director: Elena Rochi Project Team: Daniel Rosselló, Xavier Rodríguez, Rafael Herrin-Ferri Model:Fabian Asunción, Leonardo Giovannozzi, Tine Stauss, Markus Lechelt, Annete Höller, Silke Techen, Sandra Stecklina, Annie Marcela Henao.
Lecture Room Building Project Director: Daniel Rosselló Project Team: Elena Rocchi, Marc de Rooij, Fabrizio Massoni, Leonardo Giovannozzi, Katy Chada, Andrea Landell de Moura, Jeffrey Hendricks Model: Annie Marcela Henao, Marco Antonio Avila, Cherie Hidalgo, Sonia Henriques, Rafael Herrin-Ferri, Maurizio de Rosa, Katharina Bonhag, Dominic Mc Kenzie.
Campus Urbanization Project Director: Daniel Rosselló Project Team: Elena Rocchi, Roberto Sforza, Fabrizio Massoni, Christopher Höfler, Elena Nedelcu, Massimo Chizzola, Alessandro Borsetti, Annie Marcela Henao, Ignacio Quintana, Juan Pablo Uribe.
Mall, Theatre and Restaurant Project Director: Daniel Rosselló Project Team: Marco Chirdel, Marc de Rooij, Fabrizio Massoni, Leonardo Giovannozzi, Katy Chada, Andrea Landell de Moura, Jeffrey Hendricks, Annie Marcela Henao, Marco Antonio Avila, Cherie Hidalgo, Sonia Henriques, Rafael Herrin-Ferri, Maurizio de Rosa, Katharina Bonhag, Dominic Mc Kenzie.
Sports Area Project Director: Daniel Rosselló Project Team: Elena Rocchi, Marc de Rooij, Fabrizio Massoni, Lluís Corbella, Pau Millet, Sónia Nunes Henriques, Cherie Hidalgo, Rafael De Montard.