The project is located in one of the most important plots in the centre of Almeria which was occupied by the old Ismael Moratón Sports Complex. The intervention keeps the building of the 25m indoor pool built for the Mediterranean Games and demolishes the remaining existing buildings. At the corner of Avenida del Cabo de Gata and Calle Angel Jover an L-shapedbuilding in two heights is designed to house the Sports Centre and other commercial uses that complement an interesting range of services for citizens. The roofs are occupied by a series of paddle and other sports courts. This L-shaped building gives access to the entire complex, which is situated below a flying body in the corner that marks the entrance to the building and which results in a double-height lobby where the reception is located.
The facades are designed to seek crossed visions of the sea and the city landmarks such as the Mineral Loading Platform providing adequate thermal and solar protection. The facades are configured as a white concrete shell of variable sizes depending on the requirements of light, views, acoustic protection of the adjacent buildings and so on.
The performance is complemented by another area of public and commercial use on the Paseo Marítimo and the retractable roof of the existing Olympic pool that will allow its use at any time of the year.
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