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THE RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY

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In many ways this project shares the logic of a Russian matryoshka doll. Not only in the most literal, physical sense, in which one thing is directly incorporated into another, but also in a temporal sense, in which one actually originates within the other. The initial circumstances of this project established a favorable backdrop for this condition: AN EMERGENCY PROJECT. THE RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY MADRID 2011

Tenerife School of Scenic Arts

Tenerife School of Scenic Arts

The interior patio, generated by three-dimensional folding of the wooden surface of the roof, is defined as an inclined surface, which adapts to the slight slope of the land, and conceived of as a “scenic box”, that affirms itself as the buildings geographical as well as social reference point.

TERUEL-ZILLA

TERUEL-ZILLA

This big buried volume pushes away the earth’s surface cracking it to produce a new urban topography. Embedding and camouflage strategies (already in use by the monster when trying to hide its bigness concerning the reality surrounding it) allow the creation of a large public facility (interior and exterior) without disrupting existing urban fabric on the old city center. Visitors will, by means of this operation, take up this surface turned into a public square, and they will go moving down in between the stratums, being entertained by meeting activities, fun and sports.

Sant Francesc Auditorium

Sant Francesc Auditorium

The Sant Francesc convent, located in the small Catalan town of Santpedor, was built in the early 18th century by Franciscan priests. In 1835 the convent was sacked. Thereafter began the process of progressive deterioration of the building that ended with its demolition in 2000. Only the church remained standing, but in a completely ruinous state. The project was aimed to convert the church into an auditorium and a multifunctional cultural facility.