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Friday, September 25, 2020

Zooco Estudio, performing arts center in Verín (Orense)

On the banks of the river Támega lies the Galician municipality of Verín, on the outskirts of which stands the educational-cultural facility designed by Zooco Estudio, a practice working from offices in Madrid and Santander, headed by Miguel Crespo Picot, Javier Guzmán Benito, and Sixto Martín Martínez. On a trapezoidal lot that slopes a bit, the building is broken up into six granite cubes, each independently housing a particular function: main auditorium, music classrooms, multipurpose hall, entrance, cafeteria, and administration. Making up a small village, these pavilions vary in height and shift and rotate in a seemingly random scheme governed by flexibility criteria and the necessary contacts between the different uses. They are connected by a large slab that forms covered passageways beneath it as well as access to the cubes themselves, creating irregular spaces resembling cells.
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