Dome of Technology of Zamora+
The Technology Dome is to rise on the outskirts of Zamora, on land much marked by the footprints of agricultural, industrial, and service-sector activities, traversed by important infrastructures, irrigation channels, and the stationary bed of the Valderaduey, a tributary of the Duero. Our project seeks to lead the way in bringing out the rich potential of a place that may at first go unnoticed, but possesses a wealth of references and elements that have yet to find their role in the landscape. In view of works planned for the area, the Dome is conceived to be the visible head of a large corporate park of uses tied to the most important advances in agriculture and industry.
The landscaping strategy is intended to revive some local farming traditions and to implant them through compositional criteria, in such a way that they come through with an aesthetic component, alongside anthropological, patrimonial, and productive factors. A simple geometry will incorporate some native plants – with clearings in between for recreational and sport activities, parking, etc. – and its dialogue with the irrigation ditches and the changing landscape created by the swelling of the Valderaduey will serve as support for the constructions, which will go up at a pace adapted to economic circumstances and chancing needs.
The criteria for the design of the buildings point to industrialization and to units as large and complete as possible. The units are based on planes, bays or fragments of facade prepared in the factory and assembled on site, or on a system of assembling large three-dimensional units.
All the construction processes will be carried by dry systems, except the composite slabs. The arrangement of the units seeks to protect the premises from a confusing environment by creating a sheltered courtyard that will serve as a reception space, but it also seeks to take on importance in the landscape, and thus makes one of its pieces rise to a height that will make it visible from the road and the train.