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La Cometa Culture Centre


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Gestures, transparencies, filters and organic geometries are part of the elements we encounter, represented in the nature that embraces us, and have been the source of inspiration for this architectural piece erected in the La Cometa urbanisation in Montagut i Oix.

The La Cometa Culture Centre is intended for providing a service to the inhabitants of Montagut i Oix, a space that, owing to its characteristics and proportions, is meant to complete the number of establishments already existing in the municipality.
The building consists of an open-plan, well-lit main hall of approximately 140m2. Seeking to complement this space, there is an outdoor 50-m2 barbecue area, a 30-m2 polyvalent hall and the space intended for a service zone of 30m2.
The outdoor space features a zone of tiers giving access to the building via a large 120-m2 porch serving as a transition between the built part and the immediate natural space. One of the building’s main characteristics is its siting. Located in front of the green area of an urbanisation situated in a rural setting, the facility seeks to be an object, a sculpture, rather than a construction proper. It aims to connect more with the natural environment that precedes it than with the built surroundings of the urban zone. This means that it is buried in its north façade, the one giving on to the urbanisation, and opens up in its south façade, looking towards the landscape. This siting also ensures the building’s good thermal regulation as well as good lighting.
In an organic way, imitating the gestures of the nature that envelops it, the construction is integrated into the landscape in such a way that even the outline of its profile follows that of the landscape that precedes it: “the profile of our landscape”.
All of these gestures are achieved through Corten steel, a pliable, strong material with which to create a fresh, light and suggestive architecture. Glass helps to bring the exterior indoors and vice versa. Concrete is used as a strengthening material, acting as the transition between the ground and the building.

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Localización Location: La Cometa, Montagut, Girona. Spain. Arquitectos Architects: MSB arquitectura i disseny | Miquel Subiràs. Colaboradores Collaborators: Joan Puigcorbé, arquitecto. Aparejador Quantity surveyor: Pere Rifà. Estructuras Structures: Gerard Formentí. Ingeniería Enginnering: Plana Hurtòs. Constructora General Contractor: Cros encofrats s.l., Construccions metàl.liques Olot s.l., Mon- tolivet Instal.lacions s.l. Superficie construida Built area: 285m2. Fecha de finalización de la obra Completion date of the works: 2015. Fotografía Photography: Miquel Mercè, Marc Torra, Anna Giménez.
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Constructora: Cros Encofrats


Marc Torra
Olot, Girona
Miquel Mercè