Advanced Data Centre and Library Carlos Santamaría Center
1st prize in public competition (idea competition stage)
The building is conceived as a huge container, shaped from a spontaneous outline following the natural curve of the lot. The line is the wall containing the two blocks arranged in a north-south direction, and its vertex is at the place we consider the most important: the building?s main access, which opens up like a large mouth, pointing the vertex towards the sky.
The division of the construction into two blocks also makes the creation of a private, inner garden possible, like an extension of the spaces that overlook it. It is a quiet, green area, accessible for strolling, reading and group meetings, always lighted from the south and north, an outdoor counterpoint to urban noise, inside the building.
Architect: Ander Marquet Ryan
Tecnichal architect: Juncal Aldamizechevarría
Collaborator architects: Mario Domínguez Maestre, June Gómez Alonso, Naia Landa.
Structure: Minteguía y Bilbao.
System engineering: PGI
Construction company: Moyua