Education Center for the University of Cordoba

Education Center for the University of Cordoba

Rafael de La-Hoz
C/Joaquín Martínez Bjorkman, Cordoba, Spain | View Map
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Javier Callejas

Education Center for the University of Cordoba

Rafael de La-Hoz as Architects

Rafael de La-Hoz completes Education Centre for the University of Cordoba

Cubic form and zero gravity, the Vial-Norte UCO building is the result of the combination of massive volumes with light spaces.

Located in a trapezoid-shape plot, as part of Renfe 2 Masterplan – one of the urban extensions of Cordoba, (Spain), the building seems dramatically weightless, highlighted by the emphasis on the contrast of the façades: glass and concrete.

The new education centre blends in with its surrounding urban backdrop. The north façade, double-skin, and east and west façades are covered in onsite micro-concrete with large windows that allow natural daylight to shine in. The south façade shows a translucent aluminium materiality with driven voids of light that embodies the building's aspirations in the city's fabric.

Resulting in a total GFA of approximately 5.448 m², the five-storey building provides education programs while two underground floors provide parking and optimal storage.

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