álvaro siza forms public auditorium in catalonia with monolithic red brick volumes
 
álvaro siza forms public auditorium in catalonia with monolithic red brick volumes
jan 29, 2016

álvaro siza forms public auditorium in catalonia with monolithic red brick volumes


álvaro siza forms public auditorium in catalonia with monolithic red brick volumes
all images by joão morgado

 

 

 

renowned portuguese architect álvaro siza vieira has completed a public auditorium in llinars del vallès, a catalan village located 40 kilometers northeast of barcelona. designed in collaboration with local practice aresta arquitectura, the scheme is part of a major public investment in regional cultural facilities. the red brick building consists of two primary volumes: one for the auditorium, with a capacity of 300 seats, and another which houses the site’s offices and technical areas — the latter of which also contains dressing rooms and rehearsal space. owing to its unconventional footprint and internal layout, the scheme takes on a different appearance depending on where it is viewed from. meanwhile, a limited fenestration ensures that the building assumes an imposing and defensive character. the auditorium was completed in november 2015 and will be inaugurated in early 2016.

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the auditorium is located in llinars del vallès, a village northeast of barcelona

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the project was designed in collaboration with aresta arquitectura

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the scheme is part of a major public investment in cultural facilities for local residents

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the red brick building consists of two primary volumes

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the auditorium can accommodate up to 300 guests

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the structure takes on a different appearance depending on where it is viewed from

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dressing rooms and rehearsal spaces are also included

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a limited fenestration ensures that the building assumes an imposing and defensive character

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the auditorium was completed in november 2015 and will be inaugurated in early 2016

 

  • I’m still impressed on Siza’s works because of his basic mass treatment and simple material texture. It feels to me there are much of methaphore stoies which hided behind the scaled solid brick volumn through the glass void. someone may feels it’s a kind of classic material and composition, but I think the contrast is still alive modern like an timeless origin.

    sung
  • Whoever said Brutalism was dead?

    Connie
  • Is this what modern architecture has deteriorated to? It is very difficult to find this an attractive, pleasant, comfortable, inviting or enriching building or interior space! PEOPLE, and their comfort, enrichment and livable environment is what Architects should be focused on. This building represents none of that.

    Douglas Moss

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