Lanzarote Music Factory
The formal identity of the island of Lanzarote is in the interior of its land.
Bubbles, jameos, caves, rocks, valleys, calderas, holes, cavities and pits are the signs of how nature and artifice have shaped its surface.
The island's specificity lies in the possibility of immersing the body in the earth, going in and out of it, as in César Manrique’s works.
The LMF project wants to evoke this sense of belonging to the landscape of the island, welcomes and retains the people in a suspended dimension between earth and sky.
The formal identity of the island of Lanzarote is in the interior of its land. Constellations of volcanic craters mark from afar the island’s profile. If you cross them, they give you the unique experience to be in contact with a living, pulsating, unusual dimension, where silence is broken only by the sound of trade winds.
Small artificial quarries outline the slopes of natural amphitheatres sculpting their lava surfaces and creating an agrarian landscape that is the perfect balance between the inhospitality of the land and the geometric effort of man to adapt to this territory.
César Manrique plunges into this land, crosses it in its cavities and lives in its interior. He recreates the human connection with the body of the earth that leads to a primordial home and reveals the specificity of this island, where you go inside to reemerge transformed!
Also the LMF site belongs to this character of the island. An old tank geometrically plunged in the land, a shelter for water upstream of the city.
The project intends to keep this square hall as a pavilion, an essential space in which few architectural elements, the wall and the roof, reveal the significance more than the function. It deals with the possibility of diving in the heart of Lanzarote in a dimension suspended between earth and sky. The interior is sheltered from direct light through a double overlapping order of thin beams where the island light can be captured. The two main beams support the thin ones and reach the walls of the fence and define the boundary between the hall, the stage and the service spaces. The longitudinal beam continues its effort outside the fence by defining the western margin and separating the cave outdoors from other LMF services.