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San Juan Medical Center – Pamplona, Spain

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Building: San Juan Medical Center
Location: San Juan neighborhood, Pamplona, Navarra, Spain
Completion: 2001
Architect: Francisco Mangado
Type of Building: Public

AE Interests: canted turrets for vertical interest, zinc-clad structure contrasts with rear apartment towers

Written by Ben Ash

January 25, 2010 at 3:49 pm

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UPF Library – Barcelona, Spain

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Building: UPF Library
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Completion: 1999
Architects: Lluis Clotet Ballus and Ignacio Paricio Ansuategui
Type of Building: Cultural

AE Interests: interior shows massive load-bearing columns and arches, modern and older elements, inverted pyramids of mirrored glass within the skylights reflect and expanse of water

Written by Ben Ash

January 25, 2010 at 3:28 pm

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Alonso-Planas House – Barcelona, Spain

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Building: Alonso-Planas Hosue
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Completion: 1998
Architects: Carlos Ferrater and Joan Guibernau
Type of Building: Residential

AE Interests: The sloped fold of concrete, punctured with a circular skylight, provides a sheltered workshop and viewing platform above

Written by Ben Ash

January 25, 2010 at 3:19 pm

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Terrassa City Morgue – Barcelona, Spain

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Building: Terrassa City Morgue
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Completion: 2002
Architect: Jordi Badia, BAAS Architects
Service Engineer: Consulting Lluis Duart SL
Structural Engineer: Eduard Doce
Civil Engineer: Francesc Belart
Type of Building: Religious

AE Interests: flat roof, rectilinear, glass/concrete/wood structure, an optimistic image of death (a white box somewhere between heaven and earth)

Written by Ben Ash

January 25, 2010 at 3:07 pm

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University Law Faculty – Girona, Spain

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Building: University Law Faculty
Location: Girona, Spain
Completion: 1999
Architect: RCR Arcitects (Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta)
Type of Building: Educational

AE Interests: modern fortress, three rectangular volumes on a pyramid base, sophisticated light filters for interior comfort

Written by Ben Ash

January 25, 2010 at 3:06 pm

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Swimming Palivion – Girona, Spain

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Building: Swimming Pavilion
Location: Girona, Spain
Completion: 1998
Architects: RCR Architects (Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta)
Type of Building: Sports

AE Interests: linear composition and slightly curved shaped, two horizontal planes combined to create four independent spaces, structure of rolled steel sections

Written by Ben Ash

January 25, 2010 at 3:03 pm

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Kursaal Auditorium – Donostia, Spain

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Building: Kursaal Auditorium
Location: Donostia, Spain
Completion: 1999
Architecture: Rafael Moneo
Structural Engineers: Javier Manterola, Corres and Associates, Jesus Jimenes Canas
Type of Building: Cultural

AE interests: Glass walls able to withstand harsh weather conditions, complex structure, blends in during the day and is illuminated at night, base formed of prefabricated slate slabs

Written by Ben Ash

January 25, 2010 at 3:02 pm

Posted in Built

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