Shelter and Gathering Place in the Municipal Sports Area of Matadepera
Project designers: Jaume Armengol and Montserrat Garcia
The Municipal Sports Area of Matadepera (ZEMM) is located in the south limit of the municipality, on a flatter area of gentle slopes, among pinewoods and between small streams, all of them characteristics of the morphology in the Vallès region.
New sportive areas are planned to be located within this zone, being the artificial (field) hockey and the football field one of them. At the same time, several facilities are also projected to give support to the sportive activities; in this particular case, the building, apart from providing access, shelter and a place to meet for the football area, has to place a small bar, an administrative/management space and an access control area.
The project decisions have been made according to two main concerns; use change that the place will suffer, and the fragility of the surrounding area.
On one hand, the solution arranges the diverse circulation flows from athletes, supporters and workers, not only the existing ones in the current temporary installations but also the ones that will take place in the near future. The building will meet the specific requirements of each collective and the collective needs of encounter and exchange.
On the other hand, the proposal wants to place an emphasis on the best part of the environment with a lightweight and reversible establishment of the construction. The building will be supported by piles, that will not a modify the topography and will generate various types of shelter and threshold spaces.
A building that becomes at the same time: a viewpoint, a porch, a shelter, a terrace, a threshold, the ideal place where to follow the sports competitions while enjoying the landscape in the open-air.