RECREATIONAL AND PICNIC AREA + TEMPORARY EXTENSION CAMPUS UPF
These two projects make part of the arch-land series, searching to generate symbiotic relationships between architecture and landscape while keeping both formal and material autonomy.
The exterior proposal is based on three main arguments: Firstly, the area should respond to its open space condition adjacent to a historical building by maximizing the views and become a landscape that would put in value the monumental façade. Secondly, being the only green space in a large Campus, space should be able to support successfully a very variable occupation schedule, from institutional receptions to high density recreational and picnic activity. Thirdly, the proposal was taken as an opportunity to develop an urban furniture system which would respond in a very specific manner to the local conditions of the site but could be also be configured in many different ways in other spaces with different conditions and requirements.
The temporary extension proposal emphasis was placed on the construction process. The whole building was constructed offsite and then transported. Quality, transportation, and speed, were three of the major constraints of the process. The architectural limitations of the system—by default modulation due to transport optimization—were addressed with the onsite construction of an exterior skin made with recycled polycarbonate