Bridge-Building Vila Olímpica
Client: Eurocity SA
Year of project: 1989
Area: 3.360 m2
Awards: Finalist PAD Award; Finalist Decada Adward 2002
Once the Olympic race started, Ramon Boixadós, an effective manager and highly charismatic person commissioned us one of the bridge-buildings for office use that the study MBM had proposed in planning the Olympic Village. Here, we recovered our project independence and carried out a loose interpretation of the established bylaws which, in our view, would make it possible to change the image and excessively rhetorical class existing, similar to an Arc du Triomphe. We decided to concentrate in the parallelepiped volume that exhausted buildability, a two storey volume-cornice (thereby making effective use of the offices), sustained by a light metal structure, whereby the type of covered square originating in the premises integrated into the adjacent free space.