Arts Center of Verín

CompanyZooco Estudio
Lead DesignerZooco Estudio
Design Team- Miguel Crespo Picot - Javier Guzmán Benito - Sixto Martín Martínez - Sixto Martín Aparicio
PrizeArchitectural Design / Cultural Architecture

¿Great home or small town? Arts center of Verín provides the intimacy of a home and the heterogeneity of a town. Each use of the program required by the City Hall materializes as a unit, as a volume that is aligned to the edge of the plot creating a space of coexistence and relationship, without hierarchies, supporting the idea of small community. Formally the design method is surprisingly accurate. The displacement and delicate turn of volumes generates a random appearance scheme but full of relationships and variants. It is a place defined by its own flexibility, unpredictable. Something involuntary that occurs as a result of the relationships of their own uses. Between volumes irregular spaces arise as a cell, places of different scales that allow users enjoy rooms center and hide at once. Like a small town, center users interpret and live spaces freely and at will. They walk from one side to another, seeking privacy behind a corner or leave, are left to see and relate.