enrique abascal arquitectos: service building at the port of barbate
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jan 04, 2013
enrique abascal arquitectos: service building at the port of barbate


‘service building at the port of barbate’ by enrique abascal arquitectos
northwest view

 

 

the port of barbate, a few miles from cape trafalgar, is the nearest sheltered point in the coast near the western side of the strait of gibraltar,
and anchorage area prior to pass of the strait. in the western side of the port, the nautical-sports area is situated, based on docks that protect
the sea current to the port. to support these aquatic activities, a building by spanish enrique abascal arquitectos was built to accommodate
services and complementary facilities. 

 

the two-story edifice is located next to the entrance, on a pier which is also located beside the building of the captaincy (main building to control
operations in the port). with a length of 56.55 m and a depth of 15.95 m, it occupies a site on the central axis of the dock, just between the
building and parking lot. in the main section of the development, locals are located for uses with their own spaces for organization, and another
local for nautical supplies. a core between the two areas, with the stairs to the top floor, lift, facilities and general services has entrances
on both sides of the facades. on the second level, locals have terraces with different orientations to see activity in the marina, breakwater and docks,
the entrance for boats and the eastern port.

 

 


southwest view

 

 


northwest view

 

 


west view

 

 


southwest corner

 

 


views over the marina from the terrace

 

 


the sea as a permanent backdrop

 

 


view of the terrace

 

 


the transparency of the building

 

 


hall of the building

 

 


dialogue between buildings

 

 


the building iluminated at night

 

 

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