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


‘centro civico del bicentenario’ by GGMPU arquitectos, córdoba, argentina
image © claudio manzoni

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

 


image © 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.

 

 


bridge to complex
image © claudio manzoni

 

 


rhomboid facades
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located in front of a shallow pool to reflect the structure
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image © leonardo finotti

 

 


image © GGMPU+lucio morini

 

 


outdoor corridor
image © GGMPU+lucio morini

 

 


image © leonardo finotti

 

 


image © claudio manzoni

 

 


image © GGMPU+lucio morini

 

 


conference hall
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interior stair well
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open offices
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governor’s house
image © GGMPU+lucio morini

 

 


interior courtyard
image © leonardo finotti

 

 


site plan, phase 1

 

 


site plan, phase 2 & 3

 


elevation

 

 


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section

 

 


floor plan / level 0

 

 


floor plan / level 1

 

 


floor plan / level 2

 

 


floor plans

 

 


detail

 

 


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project info:

 

 

project title: centro civico del bicentenario
location: córdoba, argentina.
client: government of the province – córdoba
completion / construction: 2011- 2012
architects: GGMPU arquitectos: gramática/morini/pisani/urtubey + lucio morini
project manager: arq. guillermo pozzobón
collaborators: arqs. julia garayoa, adrián castagno, verónica gordillo, diego andres gómez, mariana pelliza, guadalupe daher, cecilia villareal, luciana antonucci, agustín elies, gonzalo manzanares
consultants: fragueiro & novillo ings., arq. h. pasetti, ingenia, tecnoseguridad, m. mangupli & cia, peusso , twins ingenieria, vanoli & associates, decibel,  tecno riego, del bianco & associates
building area: 24.781,60 m2
construction company: electroingenieria s.a

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