Social pavilion

Social pavilion at an Olympic Shooting Range Miami-Platja / Spain / 2006

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The building, with a rectangular shaped plan, is placed with its back façade to the dominant strong wind, the Mestral, and facing directly the shooting area, which is covered by a metal porch. Below the shooting area there is a partly buried Olympic pit. The social pavilion is resolved with a cube made of corten steel plates. Three pivoting doors, boasting a clever system of counterweight, allow the complete opening and closing of the main façade, in order to prevent intrusion and protect the armoury inside. All the other openings of the building are protected with metallic latticework also for safety reasons. Once inside, we can find a bar area close to the entrance hall. At the back, there is a storage room, the armoury and two toilets –one of them is a disabled access toilet-.
The decision not to varnish the corten steel plates of the façade is taken so that, in a while, their texture and colour become more uniform. The corten steel is easy to integrate with the surrounding densely wooded area with mainly white pine-trees (Pinus halapensis).
In the area next to the entrance to the shooting range, a parking lot is marked off with plane-trees (Platanus hispanica) and a pavement made of local stones called “graveta ull de perdiu” (partridge eye gravel).
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    The building, with a rectangular shaped plan, is placed with its back façade to the dominant strong wind, the Mestral, and facing directly the shooting area, which is covered by a metal porch. Below the shooting area there is a partly buried Olympic pit. The social pavilion is resolved with a cube made of corten steel plates. Three pivoting doors, boasting a clever system of counterweight, allow the complete opening and closing of the main façade, in order to prevent intrusion and protect the...

    Project details
    • Year 2006
    • Work started in 2006
    • Work finished in 2006
    • Main structure Steel
    • Cost 140000
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Parks, Public Gardens / multi-purpose civic centres / Pavilions
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