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02 Restaurant Yacht Club of Naarden, the Netherlands
05 Visitor Centre and the Thermal Baths Baza, Spain
Transport Interchange Station Granada, Spain
Justice Tribunal Granada, Spain
Juliana Gastrobar Granada, Spain 01
RESTAURANT YACHT CLUB OF NAARDEN, THE NETHERLANDS Competition Â· Attika Architekten, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Project phase: Concept
Project of a restaurant in the Yacht Club in Naarden (The Netherlands), eventually commissioned. In this phase of the project the working team developed the idea inspired in the shape of a boat. It consist of a two-storey building with big glass walls and brick finish. The interior is conceived as a cosy space with a significant fireplace and an opening between the two storeys which connects the space visually.
VISITOR CENTRE AND THE THERMAL BATHS BAZA, SPAIN Final Project Â· Master's Degree in Architecture Project phases: Concept | Basic project | Implementation project | Structure | Building installations
inhabitants >20000 <10000 <5000 <500
Baza’s plateau underwent an irreversible change in 1984. Due to the lack of supplying and the high flooding risk in the region, Negratin’s prey was built generating a reservoir of 546 hm3 capacity which regulates a vast river basin in the northeastern part of Granada, Jaen, Almería, Murcia and Albacete. As a consequence of this construction, a big part of the region was flooded, leaving under the water the old Zujar thermal baths, well known as El Gran Hotel (“The Big Hotel”). It consisted on a big thermal complex, nearby the present Zujar thermal baths.
“Baza’s plateau” overview
INTERVENTION STRATEGY | TAKE A WALK
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access to the restaurant
pine linear distribution
rocks isolated pine
Geomorphology + reservoir level
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Vegetation · Pine forest
Throughout the time, many infrastructures dedicated to developing thermal activities have been taken place in this area. The explanation is that this territory, highly filled with clay, shows at this point a limestone outcrop, and in between the rock’s cracks rises a natural fountain from Baza’s mountain range. As an starting point of a possible intervention in this natural and artificial environment, both the human’s and natural preexistences are analysed. They are shown to us as milestones to get to know this landscape. The terrain itself shows us the right path to take a walk around it.
reception nature workshop
thermal baths swimming pool
An itinerary has been created which allows us to appreciate the splendour of the place: the sunset above the dam, the shelter feeling of wandering around the pines, or the experience of the thermal waters that bursts forth between the rocks.
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TRANSPORT INTERCHANGE STATION GRANADA, SPAIN Student project Â· Master's Degree in Architecture Project phases: Concept | Basic project
Current urban bus lines & long-distance bus lines + Main equipments in Granada
New tram line Public bikes
Long-distance buses station
Pedestrian zones 2 Re/interpretation
1 Current situation
The movement has become an essential value in our society nowadays: goods, people, capital goods, information. The exchange creates progress, economic development, human beingâ€™s aspiration to choose where to go, where to realize the activity offered in that place. Therefore, in cities with high traffic congestion is essential to supply people the chance of getting their jobs in time, having fun, doing the shopping, learning, going to the doctorâ€Ś while saving in the use of natural sources and limiting emissions of carbon dioxide.
Bus-bike | ±0’0m
Parking | -3’0m
Tram | -6’0m
The River Genil
Offices · Café · Restaurant · Viewpoint
“El Salón” Park
Offices · Café-Restaurant · Viewpoint | +10’0m
Looking for as aim the improvement of the quality of the air of the city we posed the doubt: would it be possible to modify the transit in a congested city as it is Granada to promote the use of the public transport and the bicycle? Hence, we analysed the interurban bus-lines nearby The River Genil. After some rearrangements of the site, the interurban bus stops have been situated in places with less accessibility and also far from the urban bus stops. All of this means a bigger waste of time and a decreasing in the use of this collective transport. We propose a main core which will act as a fast communication centre joining the tram+bus+bicycles in Humilladero’s Square where nowadays a big residual space has been generated offering a huge potential because it’s just 5 minutes walking to Granada’s city centre.
Viewpoint section, looking at the “Sacromonte” neighbourhood
JUSTICE TRIBUNAL GRANADA, SPAIN Student project Â· Master's Degree in Architecture Project phases: Concept | Basic project | Implementation project
Situation floor plan Rhythm from rapidity to calmness
from urban to rural
Judicial power in Andalusia is shared by two cities: Seville (capital of Andalusia), gives service to the occidental part, meanwhile the oriental part has their headquarters in the city of Granada. For that reason, this new Justice Tribunal is thought in Granada, which will complement the other existing two situated in the historical centre of the city. The new headquarter is placed in the east side of the city, bordering south to Genil river and north with the historical road to Sierra Nevada. This strategical placement is also divided diagonally by the old path that lead to the historical neighbour of El Realejo. The building is defined as an assemblage of distinct legible elements.
Third floor | +13,0m
Staff staircase Courts of first instance
Second floor | +9’5m General staircase
Staff staircase Courts of first instance
General staircase Staff staircase
First floor | +5’8m
Courts of first instance
Offices Staff staircase Offices
Registry office Ground floor | +1’3m Person under arrest staircase
General staircase Security control Offices
Staff staircase Offices
Forensic surgeon clinic Summary court
Cellar floor | -2’3m Person under arrest area Archives
Public access to the lawcourt building is via a grand square, leading to the lobby which focuses the attention to the river, providing a glance of the bridge that crossed the path to El Realejo. The interior distribution is determined by the graduation of the space in different itineraries. Hence, we can see how public access is separated of the employees' entry as well as judges itinerary is also detached of the arrested people entry.
JULIANA GASTROBAR GRANADA, SPAIN Competition Â· Racoon Studio, Granada, Spain Project phases: Corporate Identity | Concept
Juliana consists of a total design project: corporate identity, interior design, 3D modelling and rendering. It is a brand of gourmet products, complete with a gastrobar, which uses organic local products. The logo is built on the premise of representing on a calligraphic form a fruit or vegetable. The green colour that is associated with the natural and organic, and therefore a sought ambiguity is generated when trying to recognize what vegetable is represented. The main typography is Egyptian, Didone type, with high contrast and curved spikes in lower case. His great height makes it easy readability typography while elegant. The typography used in â€œGastrobarâ€? is very rounded. The combination of both typefaces project the philosophy of the company to the outside communications. It is a smart company, at the same time friendly and contemporary.
In designing the interior of gastrobar is it have been considered to generate a high contrast between natural materials: wood and grass, transmitting this way the freshness of the brand. The atmosphere is divided into two distinct areas: the entrance area and cafeteria, near the windows where the chairs and low tables are, and the lounge, which is the dining space. Lighting is another essential aspect of design: ambient lighting is achieved by rail down lights and light walls that bathe space. Accent lighting is achieved with large copper lamps of the entrance area.
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