Project Description

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Site: El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona
Use: Cultural

Description

The cultural center of El Prat “Cèntric” is situated at Plaça Catalunya in the middle of the city of El Prat de Llobregat, and contains a library, the historical archives of the town and a meeting hall.

Cèntric Cultural Center sketch by Manuel Brullet Tenas

The exterior volume of the cultural complex, covered by an elegant zinc skin, takes the form of a round body only fragmented by the bursting volume of the meeting hall and the central empty space that serves as an entrance courtyard.

The interior of the building contrasts with its exterior aggressiveness; the spatial successions, the work in section, the use of warm materials, or the serenity afforded by the overhead light, produce an interesting atmospheric experience, particularly spectacular in the triple space that makes up the entrance to the library.

Side view of Cèntric Cultural Center from the square

Side view of Cèntric Cultural Center from the square
Cèntric Cultural Center sketch by Manuel Brullet Tenas
Site plan of Cèntric Cultural Center located in El Prat de Llobregat
ground floor plan of Cèntric Cultural Center designed by Brullet de Luna architecture firm
first floor floor plan of Cèntric Cultural Center
second floor floor plan of Cèntric Cultural Center
Cèntric Cultural Center sketch by Manuel Brullet Tenas
Longitudinal section of Cèntric Cultural Center
Transversal section of Cèntric Cultural Center
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Project Name: Cèntric Cultural Center
Site: El Prat Del Llobregat – Barcelona
Use: Cultural
Project date: 2005
Construction end date: 2010
Property: Ajuntament del Prat del Llobregat
Land area: 4.700 m²
Floor area: 16.390 m²
Awards:
Selected, FAD Architecture Awards 2011
Selected work, 1a “Mostra d’arquitectura Barcelona” 2013

Authors: Manel Brullet i Tenas, Alfonso de Luna i Colldefors, Jaume Piñol i Font
Contributors: Laia Lara, Roger Tremoda, Volker Zimmermann, Lalí Daví, William Robinson, Gemma Ibáñez, Eva del Hoyo, Inma Domingo, Mercé Griño, Elena Coll, Jury Barrattini, Alex Quintín
Surveyors: Francesc Xurigué
Facilities: Portell-Brunés Enginyers S.L.
Structure: Manuel Arguijo y asociados S.L.
Builder: FCC
Photographer:Juny Brullet
Publications:
01- world-architects.com (link)
02- Josep Gracia (Catalunya Theaters)