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UNIVERSITY OFFICES

Vigo, Spain 1996-1999

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UNIVERSITY OFFICES

Vigo, Spain 1996-1999

The Vigo University central offices are located in a renovated 19th century building. A small, narrow adjacent allotment was chosen for the extension of the administration and public service areas. Two conditions had to be resolved in the new building: a physical link to the old building and the interface between constructions on different scales as a consequence of the existing eight-storey party wall, visible from a distance.

A five meter wide public space establishes a mirror relationship between the new and old architecture. The extension is divided volumetrically into two bodies with clearly differentiated treatments and characteristics: the lower floors cladded in stone dialogue with the existing historic building, whereas the upper zone, cladded in plywood panels helps to accentuate the verticality forced by the small allotment.

The materials are a consequence of the idea that geerates the project: grey granite below and plywood panels above: a screen that can be closed like a box at weekends or opened at random during the working time, turning into a new inhabited party wall with an ever-changing outer face.
 
 
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UNIVERSITY OFFICES

Vigo, Spain 1996-1999

Client
Universidad de Vigo
Architects
Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos S.L.P.
Program
University Chancellery Extension
Project team
Elio García, Carlos Rodríguez Alcoba, Javier Rodríguez Alcoba, Pedro Soriano
Site supervision
Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos
Mechanical engineer
Geasyt S.A.
Photographs
Hisao Suzuki
Models
Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos
Project dates
Competition: 1.996
Completion: 1.999
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UNIVERSITY OFFICES

Vigo, Spain 1996-1999

Book AVANCE DE UNA CONTINGENCIA. ARQUITECTURA CONTEMPORÁNEA EN GALICIA. 2007
Centro Galego de Arte Contemporáneo 
Published by Xunta de Galicia, Consellería de Cultura y Deporte. Galicia, Spain
ISBN: 978-84-453-4464-4
Page: 268
 
Magazine ARTE Y CEMENTO nº 1.908. 2001
Published by Elsevier Información Profesional, S.A. Bilbao, Spain
ISSN: 0212-8578
Page: 86 – 92 
 
Magazine MENHIR nº 1. 2001
Published by Publicaciones Menhir, S.L. Vizcaya, Spain
ISSN: 1577-6344
Page: 28 
 
Book SPANISH PAVILION. 2000
7 Mostra Di Architettura. Biennale di Venecia 2000
Published by Electa España, S.A. Spain
ISBN: 84-8156-297-1 (English edition)
ISBN: 84-8156-296-3 (Spanish edition)
Page: 216 – 221
 
Magazine ARTE Y CEMENTO nº 1.893. 2000
Published by Elsevier Información Profesional, S.A. Bilbao, Spain
ISSN: 0212-8578
Page: 130
 
Magazine AV MONOGRAFIAS/MONOGRAPHS nº 75/76. 1999
Yearbook
Published by Arquitectura Viva, S.L. Madrid, Spain
ISSN: 0213-487X
Page: 88 – 92 
 
Magazine ARCHITÉCTI nº 45. 1999
Published by Editora Trifório, Lda. Lisboa, Portugal
Legal Deposit: 33593-90
Page: 78 – 79
 
Magazine ON DISEÑO nº 203. 1999
Published by On Diseño, S.L. Barcelona, Spain
ISSN: 0210-2080
Page: 192 – 201
 
Catalogue PREMIOS FAD. 1999
Published by On Diseño, S.L. Barcelona, Spain
Page: 26 – 29 
 
Magazine ARQUITECTURA VIVA nº 45. 1995
Published by Arquitectura Viva, S.L. Madrid, Spain
ISSN: 0214-1256
Page: 11
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UNIVERSITY OFFICES

Vigo, Spain 1996-1999

Selected Prize FAD. 1999

Honorable Mention  Premio Architecti. 1998

Honourable Mention Veteco. 1998