AccesitArchitectural Competition
Title:COAA New Headquarter
Location:Oviedo, Asturias, Spain
Team:Josean Ruiz Esquiroz
Nacho Ruiz Allén


The Others. COAA New Headquarters( Colegio de Arquitectos de Asturias)

The project renovates the old palace of Marqués de Castañaga, actually surrounded by a chaotic built environment but, in the future, wrapped by a curved glass backdrop.

The proposal displays outwards an absent and mysterious presence, treating the facades with a unique color and reducing the presence of the parti composition.
The old building is completely emptied. A new metal structure is introduced leaving a perimetral void with the old facades. This void holds the communications, developed through a spiral. A system of vierendel beams, makes possible a combination between columns free plans and structural marked plans. Thus, the programs will be placed in these alternative levels with great autonomy and flexibility.