Cátedra Blanca

Cátedra Blanca

International project workshop Cátedra Blanca 'Cruz y Ortiz'

‘Urban University’

In the city of Seville, on a huge lot with an urban border situation, located between the railway line and Kansas City avenue, this large scale intervention provides an unitary response to the proposed university program.

The project suggests an opportunity to gift the surrounding urban environment with a qualified public space, with intention to bring humanity and place to stay, trying to confine itself from the impact of the adjacent transport routes.

That way, the proposal tries to turn its back on the railways while opening to the front neighborhood, accommodating in its interior a large scale atrium which invites to enter from the public main square access.

The functional program is solved by conventional typology of classroom span, establishing the composition on a structural modulation that could allow flexibility of use in the future. The module is applied on facades too. It has a strong formal character but is also responsive to the environment, protecting the interior space from direct radiation by vertical slats with considerable dimensions.

Date: WS 12-13.
Type: academic workshop project.
Location: Kansas City 58, Seville (Spain).
Program: professional university school, 40000 m².
Institution: ETSA University of Seville.
Professors: Antonio Ortiz, Antonio Cruz.
Assisting tutors: Marta Pelegrín, José Ortiz.
Guest lecturers: Fabrizio Barozzi, F. Aires Mateus.
Project team: Octavio Muñoz, Ángel Pontes.
Grade: notable (8/10).
Publication: ‘Cátedra Blanca’ Talleres de Proyectos ETSA Sevilla 12-14. Seville: Vibok Works, 2014.
Software: AutoCAD, 3ds Max, V-Ray, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign.

Kansas City. 41007 Seville (Spain) 37°24’4”N / 5°57’39”W


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