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New Civil Guard Headquarter, Spain.


The solution adopted comes from the initial idea of ​​creating two independent buildings, facing each other, but at the same time achieving an architectural unity with each other that configures a unitary set. Due to the topographic characteristics of the plot, which presents a strong slope on its first plateau that saves 3 meters of unevenness, it is chosen that the building of the official dependencies save said topographic accident, creating a building with two floors and acting on the own building as a retaining wall of the lands of said slope.

Said building has two floors. The first floor, the access floor, enables the required programmatic grouping into 3 units or blocks with a central corridor, which will be rotated and oriented according to the topographic lines. Said "boxes" thus defined are physically joined with a pergola, enabling a compositional unit also related in elevation and with the composition of openings, also allowing the incorporation of shadows on the façade, which has a South orientation. By implanting these “boxes” on this basement ground floor, volumetrically from the forecourt it gives the sensation of boxes that float and are cantilevered over it in order to give dynamism to the urban space and minimize the importance of parking. and facilities area, granting it to the main dependencies.

The houses are located in front of the official dependencies building and located on the lower level of the land. 4 houses with 3 bedrooms are projected which have been shaped in such a way that, due to their geometry and arrangement, they act as a perimeter of the parade ground, being formed in two floors and accessing the upper floors through a staircase facing the air and roof, giving rise to a horizontal roofed element that acts as a distribution element towards the two houses on the upper floors.

The upper floor houses are replicated in a rotated and symmetrical way with respect to the lower ones, on their central pillar. This seeks to provide the dwellings with a certain singular compositional and architectural character, but with a unitary character, so that both the dwellings and the outbuildings are a “whole” and are not two independent buildings. This character is given precisely by the most important living room, the living room. This room acts as a turned piece inside the house itself, it is not only to relate it to the turns that are proposed in the official offices, but to visually and geometrically open the parade ground towards the town and allow views towards the same.

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