DJarquitectura has built ‘revolucionenelpatio’, a spiral structure for acts and artistic presentations, as an outdoor extension for a university, in malaga. a concrete construction set into one of the courtyards, spirals upwards in order to connect with the different levels of the surrounding buildings and serves at the same time as a sign of inspiration and creativity. all images courtesy of jesus granada & nicolás díaz
DJarquitectura sought to eliminate the existing structures, to renovate the facilities preparing them for adequate use, and to create a place for acts and creative activities. the fine arts faculty decided to occupy the old building of a university’s engineering school, which is completed by three disparate buildings -finished on different periods, that each of them functions with an autonomous design. meanwhile, the constructions have generated a series of voids, occupying by roofs & facilities, offering a desolate appearance.
the existing floor is replaced by a new one that resolves accessibility issues and recovers the entry’s original levels. the concrete structure embedded in the courtyard, spirals upwards looking for the buildings’ different plane. at the same time, some platforms and stairs with variable widths allow the expansion of the classrooms to the outside.
‘an architecture built only of bone, without muscles or skin’ emerges twirling from the ground and attaches itself to the surrounding structures. this way, the new intervention adds a new identity to this courtyard, transforming the existing arrangement into another language.
‘to these requirements we add the condition that it must connect the different buildings, facilitating their relationship, accessibility and evacuation’, mention the architects.
design team: diego jiménez, juana sánchez
location: patio de la facultad de bellas artes, malaga, spain
edited by: christina petridou | designboom