Pinup at Newcastle University
Pinup at Newcastle University


This project was developed by ELENA ESPINOSA FERNÁNDEZ as a student from ESCUELA TÉCNICA SUPERIOR DE ARQUITECTURA DE SEVILLA and was submited to the WAS awards 2017 under the Facilities category.

It is proposed a civic centre as a rounding off intervention in the well-known neighbourhood of Triana, in Sevilla.

With a program which multiplies the surface of the plot, it is planned a brick piece, floating above a glass shadow and fitting all the limits of the plot, which contains the biggest area. It is found a discreet proposal that recognise the importance of Triana, the River Guadalquivir and the Pelli Tower and bet on going unnoticed.

An unique orthogonal geometry is based on the Northeast right angle, with a servant walls which contains the small uses of the ground floor and the communication zones for, up in the wall, turning them into a skylights which catches the indirect light and give it back to the main spaces, all of them in a double-height.

The first floor accommodates the library and workshops space, leaning out to the biggest areas.

The exposition gallery and media library lean out to the multisport area, swimming pool and conference room, which features a double-height. The transparent world in the ground floor creates a direct connection with the street. A service basement accommodates systems, changing rooms and storage.

The servant walls are turned into skylights in the roof, capturing the indirect light from the East and pouring it our into the main spaces.