Albacete, Spain

The proposal provides a Cultural building containing an Art, Music, and Dance school with a Library and Auditorium.
The scheme was inspired by a journey we took on the way to the competition site, passing the low planes around the town of Albecete. The planes became the generator of the scheme.
The scheme uses a series of entwined planes, which wrap and divide the building into four elements. The central floating element is the core, accommodating the administration and library. The Art, and Music schools can be added onto the core in phased stages.
New landscape plugs into the Albecete’s existing parks and open spaces, providing a new stage and playground for outdoor performances.