Quaderns

D'arquitectura i urbanisme

Publicació del Col·legi d'arquitectes de Catalunya

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Issue 262

Aware of our scarce resources, it is time to re-program the rigid models of the past, from the margins, designing flexible infrastructures free from rhetoric.

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La Gravera is a winery conceived under low cost criteria, where the optimization in energy and material means and resources become important. Economic sustainability usually comes together with environmental sustainability.

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Quaderns #262: Parainfrastructures—Girona-Costa Brava Airport—1971 (Contents)

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The activity of the landfill site has led to unfriendly topographical alterations and modifications in the natural environment. For this reason, we decided to establish the facilities in those areas where the activity of the landfill had already damaged the natural environment.

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The whole building is covered by a skin, ventilated and perforated, which ensures good climate comfort and ensures enought privacy. All openings are protected, and they appear on the street as a shadow play, creating a very comfortable interior light gradient. The double skin adopts different configurations and adapts to the different facades.

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Main target of this urban remodelling works is to establish links with its geographic environment, and developing and empowerment of spatial and material features, also use characteristics (often in a latent state) which belongs to every public space and identify it.

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