GGMPU arquitectos + lucio morini: bicentennial civic center, argentina GGMPU arquitectos + lucio morini: bicentennial civic center, argentina
nov 20, 2012

GGMPU arquitectos + lucio morini: bicentennial civic center, argentina

located on the edge of the historic center of the city, in the province of córdoba, argentina, sits the bicentennial civic center, an administrative complex designed by argentine practice GGMPU arquitectos and lucio morini. measuring more than 700 meters, the structure is situated along the suquia river connecting the two separated communities via a new vehicular bridge. the landscaping of the promenade area has transformed this once abandoned sector into a new downtown front.

image © claudio manzoni (also main image)

 

 

the development consists of two new buildings, the first is a medium-rise structure which houses the ministries. the faceted prism is made entirely of concrete based on a square cuboid measuring 45 meters high with a 20-degree rotation at 16 meters. the movement generates a complex morphology based on triangles, producing a distinct play of light and shadows. a series of geometric rhomboid-based combinations were explored to instill tri-dimenstionality to the planes of the facade. the edifice is located over a shallow pool which can be drained for larger public gatherings and events.

bridge to compleximage © claudio manzoni

 

 

the second building houses the administrative functions and continues the language of the first structure with smaller scaled rhomboids located along its horizontal volume. situated over a concrete base, parking and areas for social events are incorporated into the complex. the top surface hosts a green roof with grass and foliage to help regulate the temperature of the structure, allowing the sun to reach the edifice in the winter while sheltering it in the summer.  the extension of the section provides spaces free of partitions allowing the configuration of offices to be arranged as desired. the governor’s house is located on top of this plane, consisting of a single story freestanding object with mirror-clad faces. the next phase of the project is the completion of the administrative area, and the construction of the convention center.

rhomboid facadesimage © claudio manzoni

located in front of a shallow pool to reflect the structureimage © claudio manzoni

image © claudio manzoni

 image © claudio manzoni

image © claudio manzoni

image © leonardo finotti

image © GGMPU+lucio morini

outdoor corridorimage © GGMPU+lucio morini

image © leonardo finotti

image © claudio manzoni

image © GGMPU+lucio morini

conference hallimage © claudio manzoni

interior stair wellimage © claudio manzoni

open officesimage © claudio manzoni

governor’s houseimage © GGMPU+lucio morini

interior courtyardimage © leonardo finotti

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site plan, phase 2 & 3

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project info:

 

title: centro civico del bicentenariolocation: córdoba, argentina.client: government of the province – córdobacompletion / construction: 2011- 2012architects: GGMPU arquitectos: gramática/morini/pisani/urtubey + lucio moriniproject manager: arq. guillermo pozzobóncollaborators: arqs. julia garayoa, adrián castagno, verónica gordillo, diego andres gómez, mariana pelliza, guadalupe daher, cecilia villareal, luciana antonucci, agustín elies, gonzalo manzanaresconsultants: fragueiro & novillo ings., arq. h. pasetti, ingenia, tecnoseguridad, m. mangupli & cia, peusso , twins ingenieria, vanoli & associates, decibel,  tecno riego, del bianco & associatesbuilding area: 24.781,60 sqmconstruction company: electroingenieria s.a

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  • main tall building
    heavy. clunky. like a prison. no sense of delight.
    water is the source of life in its flow and magic
    this only restrains life and creativity

    Paedra says:
  • Creatively an expression of sophomoric desperation. Does the world really want to know. This building looks like an architectural exercise that failed because it was built.

    Kenneth Smythe says:

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