Filed Under: Multi-functional Buildings
XVArquitectura shared with us their recent work, the ATHC Clubhouse, in Terrassa, Barcelona. The project aimed to refurbish and enlarge of the clubhouse of the AtlÃ©tic Terrassa Hockey Club. More text and images from the architects follow the break.
Â© Jordi BernadÃ³
The ATHC sports facilities are set amidst a splendid landscape directly linked to the Sant LlorenÃ§ del Munt Natural Park. Its proximity to the urban nuclei of Terrassa, Matadepera and Sabadell endows it with a strategic position of great potential.
The pre-existing building, an old construction dating from 1952, is characterised by its location in the middle of a thick pine forest that creates a pleasant microclimate in which the clubâ€™s activities have unfurled. The clubâ€™s main hockey field lies right next to the building, setting up an intense interaction between different events.
The pre-existing construction consists of two volumes built at two different times: the first in the form of an U that contains the bar-restaurant area and generates an outdoor public space in the form of terrace, the second a hexagonal volume with inclusive geometry that contains various meeting rooms and offices.
The intervention on the building embraces three projectual strategies:
The gutting of rooms inside the pre-existing building generates a new empty space with indeterminate characteristics that turns into a bigger social space.
A new perimeter construction with the new rooms is developed around the emptied central space. It is defined by these rooms, which also multiply the complexâ€™s programmatic possibilities.
The insertion of an interior ramp between the two pre-existing volumes activates the buildingâ€™s connections with both the surroundings and the perimeter roof, which extends towards the hockey field to create a covered terrace that offers panoramic views of the facilities while serving as an ideal spot from which to watch matches.
The new perimeter constructionâ€™s placement pays the utmost attention to the pre-existing trees: a house amidst pine trees.
The basic elements in the development of the project and the construction of the building are glass, light and the pre-existing trees, each with the same degree of importance. The end result can only be read in terms of their interaction.
Site: Terrassa, Barcelona
Type: sport, leisure, office, restaurant
State: Recent work
M2: area 2.568m2 / built 1.680m2
Customer: AtlÃ¨tic Terrassa hockey Club
Team: Xavier Vancells, Jaume Armengol, Antonio Vagace, Montse Garcia, Manu PagÃ¨s
Collaborators: Estructure: Josep FlorÃ¨ncia
Engineering: RC Enginyers
Budget: Josep Malgosa / Josep SÃ¡nchez
photograph: Jordi BernadÃ³