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GANA Arquitectura | Rooms and Sports Facilities in a Park

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GANA Arquitectura | Rooms and Sports Facilities in a ParkProject information:

ganaarquitectura | galisteo+navarro architects is born in Malaga with very clear values: We believe in people, in the city, in the architect and, especially, in architecture. That’s the reason why, from an innovative and young point of view, we focus on redefining the traditional professional office, giving user the leading role they deserve, letting them to take part in the creation of their design project and helping them in their search for the best solution. In order to achieve the best results, we work in a multidisciplinary and collaborative team involving a range of professionals working together to achieve the common goal: helping our clients.

GANA Arquitectura | Rooms and Sports Facilities in a Park

© Jesús Granada

GANA Arquitectura | Rooms and Sports Facilities in a Park

© Jesús Granada

We don’t believe in a corseted architecture, by and for architects. That’s why we think it is essential to imbricate different disciplines to obtain an optimal product. The same way as we will need professionals from other fields to develop our works, we hope to be able to collaborate and be useful in other fields, even outside the architecture. Here we offer you a sample of our work and ideas:

Changing rooms and sports facilities in a park

On numerous occasions architecture is the result of the negotiation conducted between key interlocutors (in this case, the architects and proposals) and the different types of space involved: the original space to act on, the determining and judging outer space, and especially, the new space to be generated. As time goes by, said spaces dialogue, contact with each other, generating a speech where common places and interstitial spaces come into play. These spaces, often ambiguous voids/ gaps/ empty spaces, are spatially rich for being endowed with the characteristics of the different surrounding areas.

GANA Arquitectura | Rooms and Sports Facilities in a Park

© Jesús Granada

GANA Arquitectura | Rooms and Sports Facilities in a Park

© Jesús Granada

This is the case of a changing rooms building constructed in a park, in Vélez Málaga. A performance that was created with the idea of generating, making visible and using those interstitial spaces, often hidden by architecture.

Appropriation of the site. Working in the void.
Since the gestation of the first idea, project and environment have been understood as an indivisible whole. Thus, the existing trees, views, natural textures, roads, the sun… become part of the architectural program generating some common starting points.

GANA Arquitectura | Rooms and Sports Facilities in a Park

© Jesús Granada

GANA Arquitectura | Rooms and Sports Facilities in a Park

© Jesús Granada

GANA Arquitectura | Rooms and Sports Facilities in a Park

© Jesús Granada

From the outside inward. Living in harmony
An external action very little aggressive with its environment is suggested. Image and external volumetry are neutral, restrained, white, with neither voids nor competing with environment at no time. Similarly, the sports facilities tend to be diluted into the vegetation with completely translucent lattices and metal skins to minimize impact. From the inside outward. The park can be breathed, it fills you, it envelops you… you’re at it.

GANA Arquitectura | Rooms and Sports Facilities in a Park

© Jesús Granada

GANA Arquitectura | Rooms and Sports Facilities in a Park

© Jesús Granada

Thanks to the generated skin, the park is entirely appropriated by its interior, so its interstitial spaces begin to become more prominent, creating different areas to live environment: open, covered, half-covered, half-open, uncovered areas… Thus, the interstitial area becomes impregnated with the colorful vegetation, escaping from the exterior neutrality.

Building and nature.
Here is an example of spatial dialogue. A diluting solution spreading in the interstitial spaces, transcending and connecting beings, allowing everyone to set the limits, the entities, the problem, the answer.

Location: María Zambrano Park, Vélez-Málaga, Spain
Architects: GANA Arquitectura
Design team: Antonio Galisteo, Álvaro Fernández Navarro
Completion year: 2011
Project Area: 1.897,61 m2
Costs: 385.000,00 €
Photographs: Jesús Granada 
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