SITUATION: Clemente Hidalgo street, Seville. >>Open in GOOGLE MAPS
DATES: competition (2007)
CLIENT: Seville City Council
ARCHITECTS: José Antonio Carbajal Navarro, Nicolás Carbajal Ballell and Rodrigo Carbajal Ballell
COLLABORATING ARCHITECTS: Eva Muñoz Romero and Fernando Moreno Humanes
–Estudio Carbajal. Escuela de Arte y Superior de Diseño de Mérida, 2008. ISBN 9788461240289
The building was designed in the southeastern corner of a big plot whose organization freed a wide interior garden. That garden was drawn as a cross, reaching the surrounding streets and dividing the plot.
The main facade would face towards Ronda del Tamarguillo, a long boulevard that crosses the city from north to south. This fact guided us to place the offices program aligned to that boulevard, while the school would occupy the area next to the interior garden. The lobbies, relationship areas and the training school defined the podium of the building and the numerous offices and rooms of the Delegation of the Interior occupied the high-rise block. The facades of this block were designed with maintenance galleries, that housed the supply pipes of the indoor air conditioning units and provided the required separation in matters of fire protection. In addition, these galleries incorporated vertical slats for sun shading.
Both functional programs, the Delegation of the Interior and the Training School would rest over two basement floors, occupied by the parking and singular areas like cell rooms, the armoury or locker rooms.