Competition for a new UNED building and library
Team _ Marcela Aragüez & Manuel Medina
Date _ 2019
Location _ Barbastro, Spain
Typology _ Mixed Use, Education
Surface _ 1200m2
The building is organized around a linear staircase framed by concrete walls that articulates, connects and divides a set of open spaces in both the ground and the upper floor. This way, neither partitions nor corridors are needed, rooms being qualified with great flexibility to accommodate the non-definition of the competition program by means of a simple structure. The lower volume of the building is to be dedicated to working areas, library and exhibition spaces, and it adopts the smaller scale of the surrounding facades. The upper volume constitutes the new image of UNED Barbastro: a double-high TV and media studio enclosed by a translucent membrane in which also events related to the university and the city may take place.