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BUILDING
 
 
Polideportivo de La Peña, piscina cubierta y guardería de vehículos para Residentes
La Peña Multi-Sport Pavillion, swimming pool and parking
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DESIGNER
 
 
Coll-Barreu Arquitectos
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DESCRIPTION
 
La Peña is one of the areas that suffered the most from the Bilbao postindustrial restructuring. The district keeps its shape of a narrow and curved bank between an open cast mine and an abrupt natural slope, a hillside, that is, profoundly affected by industrialization. The sport complex must support the social transformation of the area and it is actually the only public facility.
The lot is a reduced and irregular piece of terrain, almost residual, that opens a way between the rear and unaligned facade heights of a a group of housings and the almost vertical wall of a natural hillside, in which there are many train tracks and highways. A new commuter train station and the metallic structure of the existent pediment constitute the estremes of the lot and generate different slopes.
Between the inner and outer skin there is a boundary space adapted to the site complexity, the entrance hall, that organizes the flow, showing visitors the vertical distribution of the building, and, in a geographical region with so low lighting levels, it introduces a zenithal illumination that fills all the spaces with the material strength of light in an ex mining neighbourhood, where light never came in.

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LOCATION
 
Continent
Europe
Nation
Spain [España]
Region
Basque Country [País Vasco (Euskadi)]
Province
Vizcaya (Bizkaia)
Comarca
Gran Bilbao
Town
Bilbao (Bilbo)
District
Ibaiondo
Address
Calle Lekanda 2
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
ARCHITECTURE
Sports buildings
Gyms and swimming pools
Other sports buildings
Transport buildings and structures
Garages, car parking, etc.
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
2002 - 2003    
Realisation
2003 - 2007
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CLIENT
 
 
Ayuntamiento de Bilbao
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AMOUNT
 
 
€ 6.884.450
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Surface
footprint sq.m. 9.640
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STAFF
 
Contractor
UTE Albatros, Olábarri
 
 
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