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LA CLOTA SPORTS CENTER

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Barcelona

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LA CLOTA SPORTS CENTER

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Barcelona

The project proposes:

Improve connectivity between the equipment and the surrounding neighborhoods by studying the urban fabric beyond the scope of the project, adapting a new wide access by modifying the existing topography.

Conceive an equipped park understood as a global project in which the programmatic specificities build a unitary project, based on the topographic adaptation of the architectural and landscape project (sustainable garden with Mediterranean vegetation).

Optimize equipment efficiency based on:

 - Redefinition of boundaries (the fence is mostly surrounded by vegetation).

 - The organization of the program allowing the unique or divided management of the swimming pools and the hockey rink, and relocating the children's pool, and building a bar with services associated with the picnic.

 - The partial modification of the height of the cover to adapt it to the normative requirements.

 - The incorporation of passive control systems that drastically reduce energy demand.

 - Respect the architectural identity of the project maintaining the existing building almost in its entirety, and enhancing its spatial qualities and integration into the environment.

 - Provide for a possible second phase in which the pool would be covered allowing the equipment to operate throughout the year, providing a great social benefit for the neighborhoods of the context.

Client

Municipality of Barcelona

Architects

Nuria Casais, Ferran Grau

Team

Isabella Pintani, Daniel Oncins

Collaborators

Structure: Windmill Structural Consultants

Budget: BrufauCusó

Sustainability: Societat Orgànica

Acoustics: Martí Duch

Use type

Sports

Builded surface

Photography

Graph (virtual images)

Situation

La Clota, Barcelona

Year

2018

Budget

5.626.906 €

APRIL - 2022

Lecture at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de La Salle (ETSALS) in Barcelona.

MAY - 05.2020

Lecture by Ferran Grau: Sports Architecture. Projectes VI Tarda. Etsab

APRIL - 04.2020

Cosmetics Techniques, Quaderns 272, ready for printing

MARCH - 05.2020

Ferran Grau collaborates in the catalogue of the exhibition “Perdurar” - COAC, with the article “no todo estaba por hacer en Burkina”.

FEBRUARY - 20.2020

Presentation of the AT architectural journal (n. 22) by its directors Nuria Casais and Ferran Grau. “Nature and city” seeks to underline the relevance of the debate around the urban development in the natural environment and viceversa.

FEBRUARY - 18.2020

ATRIA Healthcare Home awarded with the Architecture Baumit Prize 2019.

JANUARY - 16. 2020

The article “Puertas, ventanas, muros y otros elementos: reflexiones sobre categorías posmodernas contemporáneas” written by Nuria Casais and Ferran Grau pubished in LIMAQ journal (n.5), edited by Universidad de Lima.

JANUARY - 14.2020

Ferran Grau participates in the debate “UNFINISHED: Ideas, images and projects of the Spanish Pavilion at the XV Biennale di Architettura di Venecia” (Cooperativa d’arquitectes Jordi Capell, Barcelona).

DECEMBER - 10.2019

“Habitat store”, project selected for the Catalan Architecture Archives that is fostered by COAC. www.arquitecturacatalana.cat

SEPTEMBER - 30.2019

2nd Prize. Competition for the Refurbishment of the Sport Facility in La Clota, Barcelona.

SEPTEMBER - 03.2019

The exhibition XI Bienal Alejandro de la Sota opening, with the Residencia ATRIA (awarded project), L’Hospitalet de l’Infant (Tarragona).

APRIL - 26.2019

Residencia ATRIA awarded at XI Biennal Alejandro de la Sota.

APRIL - 04.2019

The exhibition of the XIV Spanish Biennial of Archiecture and Urbanism “Más habitar, más humanizar” includes the Residencia ATRIA, and it opens at Convento de Santa María de los Reyes, Sevilla.

MARCH – 10.2019

The exhibition “Arquitectures en el paisatge. 2000-2017” in the COAC (Vic) includes the project “Habitat Store”. Open till April 8th.

MARCH –06.2019

“ATRIA Home” published in IoARCH magazine (number 80).

JANUARY – 22.2019

Opening of the exhibition XIV Bienal Espanyola d’Arquitectura i Urbanismo “Más habitar, más humanizar” at La Arquería de Nuevos Ministerios a Madrid. The exhibition includes the project “ATRIA Home” that was finalist at the XIV BEAU.

NOVEMBER – 19.2018

Nuria Casais will participate as jury member in the Trabajos Final de Màster presentation, Màster “Diseño de espacios urbanos, arquitectura y movilidad.»

OCTOBER - 18.2018

Opening of the exhibition “Import WB Export Bcn Re-activate the city”. Ferran Grau contributes in the catalogue with the essay “Una arquitectura activa”(An active architecture). The exhibition is part of Cities Connection Projects and is edited by DPR Barcelona.

SEPTEMBER – 19.2018

Ferran Grau and Nuria Casais will be at EURAU 18 symposium, in Alicante, presenting “TILIBFOP. A research on the European architectural identity” and “NAC: A new regional estructure” respectively.

AUGUST – 01.2018

Nuria Casais appointed as Teaching Assistant at Arkitektskolen Aarhus in Denmark.

JULY – 19.2018

ATRIA Home project is shortlisted in the XIV Bienal Española de Arquitectura y Urbanismo “Más habitar, más humanizar”. The opening of the XIV BEAU exhibition will take place in Santander (Spain).

JUNE – 14.2018

“Home where is home?”, Nuria Casais and Ferran Grau will lecture at Instituto Cervantes in Sidney.

FEBRUARY – 01.2018

Ferran Grau, Nuria Casais y Rafa Mateo, selected to direct the number 273 of Quaderns d’Arquitectura i Urbanisme, published by COAC and Polígrafa editorial.

NOVEMBER – 01.2017

Nuria Casais is appointed to teach at ESDesign – Escuela Superior de Diseño de Barcelona in the Master “Diseño de espacios urbanos, arquitectura y movilidad”.

OCTOBER - 18.2017

Ferran Grau will lecture in “Puig I Cadafalch, arquitecte de Catalunya” presenting “Josep Puig I Cadafalch, una actitud arquitectònica vigent”.

SEPTEMBER - 29.2017

GRAUCASAIS awarded with the second prize in the open competition for the LLAR RESIDÈNCIA Casa Bloc, Barcelona.

MAY – 26.2016

The Habitat store project, shortlisted in the «Unfinished,” Pabellón Español for the Bienal de Arquitectura de Venecia. Catalogue edited by the Fundación Arquia and Ministerio de Fomento, 2016.