Office Building for the University of Navarra+
The project is located in front of the University Hospital of the University of Navarra, separated by a road with a lot of traffic and in an area that is elevated with respect to the remaining campus, which looks southwards. From this spot one can see almost the entire complex.
The program includes offices for three different departments that are part of the University but function autonomously, and that attend frequent visits from students but also from people not connected to the University (hospital clients, for instance). The size of the plot encouraged to design a linear building. In the interior, the three departments are structured as independently built “volumes” articulated by double-height landscaped spaces that perform as access and information areas. The facade is glazed, but it tries to gather certain “materiality” with the construction of a wooden framework that gives the enclosure a certain “body”. To muffle the noise from the nearby road and reduce the level of warming of the south facade, the wooden facade is covered with one of glass, so generating a space that helps to control temperature. The desired result is a rational building representative of the values of “modernity” and “efficiency” that the University stands for.
Avenida de Pío XII, 2-801, 31009 Pamplona, Navarra, España