The design of the future IEF center was born with the idea of integrating topographically the building and the environment. This is why we thought to use a first ground semi-basement developed with a massive typology that is similar to the components of the underground; on top of it, there are three independent blocks formed by two levels. These three volumes are very light because they recall local and traditional constructions.
It was considered to use cement and stone as the foundation where a light construction of wood starts. It responds to the architectonic requirements in the aesthetic uses and avoids the direct contact of wood with the terrain because this process eliminates any possible pathology derived from humidity.
Due to the dimensions of the building’s first ground, it is necessary to have expansion joints. In this case, it was proposed to have intermediate spaces linked by sliding joints in the two neighboring blocks.
The constructive and structural project based on prefabrication and dried joints make it easy two maintain these two. Finally, the development of a “digital twin” of the building allows to optimize the maintenance and avoid problems by identifying the risks with preventive solutions.
Materiality of the building
The project chases the coherence with the environment and location. This is why we apply traditional material from the zone to these present constructive systems. They agree with the naturalization of the project and the biophilia or the joint of the human being with nature in an ancestral and evolutive form.
The proposal has materials of local use such as stone and wood. These two are incorporated in the first place, the zinc plates give us the so characteristic tonality from the roofs of the zone, also, the vegetation in the project composes the complete coating, thus it is used as construction material.