Pavelló d’Esports Municipal de Burriana

1st prize competition

Architects: J. Mª Gordi, Jordi Jané (Aquidos Arquitectes), Anna Fumadó and Francesc Puig (Nao/Estudi d’arquitectura)
Building engineer: Oriol Marin
Project Manager: Miquel Marco, engineer
Collaborators: JoaquÍn Oliver, technical architect
Structures: STATIC engineering
Facilities: INGSEMAT S.L.
Promoter: Burriana City Council
Project: November 2008 / March 2009
Construction: April 2009 /March 2010
Surface: 3.297 m2
Costs (PEM) 2.850.000 €
Constructor: UTE GyC + VASECO
Pictures: José Hevia

MANAGEMENT. This new pavilion forms a new group of unitary management with the existing pavilion of the La Bosca municipal Sports Center in Burriana. Between the two Sports Center wards, one with 8 changing rooms, gym, bar and hall that acts as a link and gives service to the Complex. On the top of the central wing, lower than the rest, one can find an exterior soccer field.

TRANSPARENCY. The project for the new pavilion wants to invert an isolation situation of the Sports Center in relationship to the surrounding neighbourhood. In its initial state, a wall closed the precinct and the existing pavilion’s enclosure made impossible any kind of relation with the street producing an inevitable degradation of the urban space. The project pretends to turn the pavilion’s façade into permeable at the Sports Field height, allowing the inside-out interaction to happen by visually extending to the Street the Sports Field and letting the Street to penetrate into the Sports Center too.

URBAN CONTEXT. The Complex access its made from the Camí de l’Artana Avenue, principal street that connects with the Village centre, through a green exterior transition zone used as Bar terrace and exterior Hall altogether. The new building gets slightly hidden from the access. It is attached in the backside of the Soccer Field’s tribune and shows it’s main façade to the Miguel Ángel Street where the different buildings of the Complex follow one the other: the new cornering pavilion as a hanging box, the entrance staircase leading to the exterior Field as a vertical milestone in the street’s visual, the gym’s bass box and the existing pavilion.

NUDE MATERIALS. Glass, concrete, klinker brick, facilities and external structure. The main enclosure it has been made with concrete prefabricated panels. For its formwork, 3 moulds have been used with specific designed patterns for enhancing the material’s qualities: heaviness, massiveness and roughness; and at the same time giving a sense of continuity by concealing the joints. The glass façade in the lower part allows a direct visual relationship interior-exterior. The glass as material which expresses lightness, shine and colour diversity, it is used exploring its changing character. Transparent and vibrating from the inside or the inside according to the light.