Emergency Building

Nueva Segovia
An undefined space
A hillside towards the mountains
A complex program

We propose a horizontal plane as a vantage point; making good use of the spectacular views towards the mountain range provided by the location, and thus giving the neighbourhood a new urban space with its own identity.

Several prisms are arranged freely on the plane. They hold a two storey single volume, which houses the rest of the program. Three public buildings, three access points and three programs are all solved with a single image.

Two opposed voids characterize the volume on the plane: a void forms a concaved opening in the corner, which opens views from inside passageways to the mountain range and also connects the three buildings; a second void creates a prismatic and regular opening, which completes the program of open spaces behind the fire brigade’s garage.