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Thursday, August 13, 2020

Paredes Pedrosa, auditorium in Lugo (Galicia)

Organized in an elongated volume between two levels – the urban one of the avenue and the upper one of the gardens, with a seven meter drop –, the auditorium has a strong topographic condition, like the wall of Lugo, which permits using the site’s features in the benefit of the project and minimizes the height of the scenic tower. In this way it configures a continuous urban profile towards the city and places an elevated garden of access facing East, a green and silent anteroom of the building.

The interior is organized along a functional backbone between the two transparent facades. The two concert halls rest on the terrain bringing the garden views and natural light into the upper seating area. The gardens give access to the halls and, from the avenue, to the exhibition gallery. The aluminum roof folds to wrap the different spaces, and traces a broken ridge line that prevents a monolithic image. The silkscreen printed glass with different degrees of opacity gives the building a bright character and wraps up its most urban facade, representing its institutional character. The building shows a fragmented small-scale image towards the garden and a continuous one towards the city, barely exceeding the tree tops.
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