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IS ARCH, first prize, winning proposal, Adria Escolano Ferrer, Figueres, Spain, architectural experiment, the Laboratory, architecture of the periphery

IS ARCH competition for architecture students and young architects has recently announced its winners. In this second edition, 153 projects were submitted. The jury was composed of Sou Fujimoto, Benedetta Tagliabue Miralles-tagliabue EMBT, Tomislav Dushanov (Associate Herzog & De Meuron), Taba Rasti (Partner in Foster + Partners ), Rik Nys (Senior in David Chipperfield Architects), Carlos Ferrater. First prize went to Adria Escolano Ferrer, young Catalan architect currently based in Paris, for his project – Peripheral Lab.

The place of action of this unique design lies in periphery of Figueres, Spain. In order to understand the context, the measurements were taken by sorting out the traces of previous activities and their leftovers. The strategy for the design consisted of superposing the already localized activities, therefore the topographic map was easily created – the highest point is where the place of highest activity is and the project further develops there. The slopes are the outcome of the same exercise, developed in five levels – conscience, action, manipulation, construction and architecture.

As the final task, the proposed building will integrate different programs in the way it happens in social context, and the meeting place will be the Plaza – where the programs converge. It is also a starting point for the surrounding geometry of peeled layers forming a homogeneous perimeter. The different programs generate in the center, weaving with each other towards the exterior.

The Laboratory, or Inter-generational Center is a mixture of uses under the roof of one institution, sharing installations and uses for suitable activities. Every activity is proposed to be developed independently, therefore ensuring security and autonomy. Nevertheless, places of friction between programs will be encouraged, bridge zones – ‘bypass’ spaces, in order to promote the interaction and inter-relation. The aim was to provoke familiar feeling – round arches and traditional vaults are traditional elements, ensuring nostalgia.

IS ARCH, first prize, winning proposal, Adria Escolano Ferrer, Figueres, Spain, architectural experiment, the Laboratory, architecture of the periphery

IS ARCH, first prize, winning proposal, Adria Escolano Ferrer, Figueres, Spain, architectural experiment, the Laboratory, architecture of the periphery

IS ARCH, first prize, winning proposal, Adria Escolano Ferrer, Figueres, Spain, architectural experiment, the Laboratory, architecture of the periphery

IS ARCH, first prize, winning proposal, Adria Escolano Ferrer, Figueres, Spain, architectural experiment, the Laboratory, architecture of the periphery

IS ARCH, first prize, winning proposal, Adria Escolano Ferrer, Figueres, Spain, architectural experiment, the Laboratory, architecture of the periphery

IS ARCH, first prize, winning proposal, Adria Escolano Ferrer, Figueres, Spain, architectural experiment, the Laboratory, architecture of the periphery

IS ARCH, first prize, winning proposal, Adria Escolano Ferrer, Figueres, Spain, architectural experiment, the Laboratory, architecture of the periphery

IS ARCH, first prize, winning proposal, Adria Escolano Ferrer, Figueres, Spain, architectural experiment, the Laboratory, architecture of the periphery

IS ARCH, first prize, winning proposal, Adria Escolano Ferrer, Figueres, Spain, architectural experiment, the Laboratory, architecture of the periphery

 

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