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Valdemaqueda Town Hall

Valdemaqueda Town Hall

Valdemaqueda

1993-1998

Set among pine forests, facing south and protected by a mountain slope, a group of dispersed houses makes up the small village of Valdemaqueda. The new Town Hall is intended to adapt to the small scale of this urban scheme. The building is fragmented into two volumes, which are linked by a sloped, light, glazed entrance hall. The north facade, facing towards the public square was conceived as the building’s representative side whereas the design of the opposite elevation sprang from a desire to open out the building towards the invariable landscape of pine trees. Materials – concrete, wood and slate – were chosen to integrate the building into the chromatic scale of the setting and regarding its stability in time. The clock on the concrete wall and the masts, are reminiscent of the institutional character of the building.

Built | 1st prize in national competition | 527 m2
Plaza de España 1
Valdemaqueda. Madrid
Spain
Awards:
Finalist in FAD Awards 1999
V Bienal de Arquitectura Española 1999
Mention in COAM Awards 1999
Mention in Honor Architécti 1999
International ar+d award 1999
II Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura e Ingeniería Civil, 2000
Calidad de Arquitectura y Vivienda Award. Comunidad de Madrid 2000
Architects: Ángela García de Paredes. Ignacio G. Pedrosa
Client: Local Government of Madrid
Management: Municipality of Valdemaqueda
Collaborators: Manuel García de Paredes. Nuria Ruiz
Consultants: GEASYT S.A. Mechanical Engineers. GOGAITE S.L. Structural Engineers.
Technical control: Joaquín Riveiro Pita
Contractor: Construcciones y Restauraciones S.L.
Photographs: Sánchez & Baltanás

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