ceramic pavilion and pathway by sanahuja & partners promote tourism in a spanish village ceramic pavilion and pathway by sanahuja & partners promote tourism in a spanish village
apr 05, 2016

ceramic pavilion and pathway by sanahuja & partners promote tourism in a spanish village

ceramic pavilion and pathway by sanahuja & partners promote tourism in a spanish village
all images by joan guillamat

 

 

 

this pavilion, located in the spanish town of alcossebre, is part of a strategic plan to encourage tourism within the coastal village. designed by sanahuja & partners, the scheme has been developed in collaboration with the polytechnic university of valencia and seeks to promote the area through small urban interventions. in its realization, the project uses ceramic products of different thickness, formats, colors, and finishes.

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the project is part of a strategic plan to encourage tourism

 

 

 

the structure is influenced by the mediterranean lattice, used in many neighboring seafront buildings dating back to the 1960s and 70s. a white glazed ceramic lattice grid three semi-transparent walls of different lengths, which wrap around the building. these partitions filter strong sunlight, external views, and coastal winds — improving both thermal and lighting conditions. a further ceramic element has been used to create a second skin enveloping the tourist office. this façade purifies the air by removing potentially harmful nitrogen oxide.

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the project uses ceramic products of different thickness, formats, and colors

 

 

 

the information office is part of a wider development that includes the pedestrianization of the paseo vista alegre, a street that runs along the seafront promenade. this aspect of the scheme, also conceived by sanahuja & partners, features a technical porcelain pavement made from a wide variety of individual pieces. these multiple combinations of sizes and finishes provide infinite possibilities, generating an entirely new urban fabric.

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the structure is inspired by the mediterranean lattice

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a white glazed ceramic lattice forms three semi-transparent walls

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a further ceramic element has been used to create a second skin enveloping the tourist office

sanahuja-&-partners-strategic-plan-for-tourism-development-in-alcossebre-pavilion-spain-designboom-02
part of the façade purifies the air by removing potentially harmful nitrogen oxide

sanahuja-&-partners-strategic-plan-for-tourism-development-in-alcossebre-pavilion-spain-designboom-02
partitions filter strong sunlight, external views, and coastal winds

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a pedestrianized area features a porcelain pavement made from a wide variety of individual pieces

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multiple configurations provide infinite possibilities, generating an entirely new urban fabric

 

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project info:

 

location: paseo vista alegre, alcossebre, spain
year: 2015
area: 1,500 sqm
typology: urban design
head architect: sanahuja & partners: juan trilles, erik herrera, javier poyatos
team: miguel bartolomé, cerámica a mano alzada
contractor: obras y construcciones jesús sales
developer: ayuntamiento de alcossebre | alcalà de xivert
photography: joan guillamat

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