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estudio de arquitectura: rowing and canoeing centre
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jul 19, 2011
estudio de arquitectura: rowing and canoeing centre



rowing and canoe center’ by josé maría sánchez garcía located in badajoz, spain
image © roland halbe

madrid based josé maría sánchez garcía of estudio de arquitectura has completed the ‘rowing and canoeing centre’
located in badajoz, spain. this open air pavilion serves as a deck for boating activities and an impromptu classroom for
workshops while overlooking the alange reservoir. a series of parallel exposed trusses emerging from a monolithic
concrete plinth support a thin profile roof. this arrangement generates open air verandas around the perimeter of the structure.
internal breezeways generated by the trusses and transparent walls gesture visitors towards the water, shore and boats.


rowing and canoe center’ by josé maría sánchez garcía located in badajoz, spain
image © roland halbe

the concrete foundation is immersed within the sand and becomes gradually exposed as it approaches the water’s edge. a void within
the solid base contains a suspended ramp leading boaters to the programmed areas. public restrooms, changing rooms and offices
are illuminated and ventilated by holes drilled into the solid walls which allow air and light to penetrate the submerged space.


rowing and canoe center’ by josé maría sánchez garcía located in badajoz, spain
image © roland halbe


rowing and canoe center’ by josé maría sánchez garcía located in badajoz, spain
image © roland halbe


rowing and canoe center’ by josé maría sánchez garcía located in badajoz, spain
image © roland halbe


floor plan / level 0
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floor plan / level 1
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exploded axonometric
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project info:

project title: rowing and canoeing center in alange, badajoz
location:
c/entornos "pata de buey" , alange, badajoz, spain
construction:
february 2008 – september 2010
total floor area:
1959,81 m2
budget:
1.682.519,13 €
architect:
josé maría sánchez garcía
team: daniel gonzález guerrero, julia ternström, enrique garcía-margallo solo de zaldivar, francisco sánchez garcía,
marion foucault, cruz calleja perucho, rafael fernández caparros, maribel torres gómez, laura rojo valdivielso,
marilo sánchez garcía, marta cabezón lópez, mafalda ambrósio, carmen leticia huerta.
structural engineer:
maría concepción pérez gutiérrez
services engineer:
aro consultores
photographer:
roland halbe
technical architect:
pedro miranda, fernando benito fernández cabello
client:
  consejería de los jóvenes y del deporte – junta de extremadura
consejería de cultura y turismo – junta de extremadura
building firm:
procondal

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