We are truly amazed every time we discover another work of marvelous Madrid-based architecture practice, Alberto Campo Baeza. Here is an example of their exceptional skills and unique taste — brand new Multi Sport Pavillion for the campus of the Francisco de Vitoria University in Pozuelo, Madrid.
The building consists of sports center including sports halls, a gymnasium, swimming pool, physiotherapy, and other sport facilities, as well as classroom complex providing multi-purpose rooms. Besides specified use of each area, the pavilion can be exploit as a large multi-purpose space and meeting hall serving as an area of integration.
While working on the project the architects of Alberto Campo Baeza’s office needed to take under consideration strict requirements of height and alignment. The main structure of the whole complex is a large translucent box in the size of 60x50x12m interconnected with the main square. The volume is joined to the other building with a lower part serving as an inter-connecting patio.
Thinking about the project, the architects focused on lightness. They decided to use GRC glass fiber reinforced concrete on the facades of the sports pavilion, which would contrasts with more intimate closed classroom complex and low interconnecting building. While the facades of the sports hall are subtle and plain, its inside due to the steel structure is more rough and expressive. A grid of pillars, beams and trusses ideally completes the whole project, which is a true masterpiece of the connection of great sobriety as well as formal restraint, and simply serves as a feast for the eyes. We look forward with the impatience to Alberto Campo Baeza's another spectacular works.