Status: Competition (2021)
Location: Rawson, Argentina
Coordinates: -43.2948444, -65.1179888
Climate: Semiarid, Hot
Visualizer: Podestá // Berro S.
Scale: 33.000 ㎡ Large
Types: Administrative center, Institutional
Rawson is fundamentally a city of tertiary activity, in its capacity as capital and main seat of the provincial public administration. Projecting the new civic administration center for Rawson is an opportunity to build the landscape of a new scale for the city. We intend to make this intervention a model of public architecture based on sobriety. Sobriety both in urban interventions, which focus on the enhancement of existing structures and infrastructures, and on precision for new interventions, to achieve great improvements in public space and in the quality of life of the people.
In the project for the buildings and the public park for the administrative center, we propose to work with the essential elements of architecture, generating flexible and quality spaces, based on the precise work of scale, structure and enclosure, and a certain programmatic indeterminacy that promotes flexible spaces that will adapt to the different changes of uses that will occur over time. We propose three buildings made up of a generous patio that adapts very well to the climate. Three buildings that allow construction in stages. The three pieces arise from the same system and adapt with gentle twists to the slight asymmetries of the landscape and the third piece is enlarged on one of its sides, in order to include and preserve the existing chapel on the property in its courtyard, as well as also house the ministries of greater surface.