I.M.A.M. – Nodo17 Architects

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The center of MA?stoles City, although it seems to have a caothic condition, it is formed by a structure of differents public squares. The IMAM project, located between party walls, it is conceived like one more square that belongs to this general structure of public spaces. It not only proposes a new passageway between ColA?n and Ricardo Medem Streets but also a new half-covered public space with vegetation and childs playground. Although they are two buildings with different functions, the Women s Institute and the Municipal Archive, the construction is configured as one piece, pierced by longitudinal courtyards. From the public square, these courtyards penetrate the building becominng huge flower beds with different types of scented climbing plants, sage, lavander and bamboo.According to the competition requirements, the old Casino facade has been rebuilt with a new system of perforated galvanized steel plates. Each courtyard generates two facade systems: the north facades, formed by large concrete walls washed with surface deactivant agent, and colored methacrylate bubbles; and the south facades, formed by large panes of different types of glass according to the sun s position. Both structural facades are also supported by V-shaped pillars, which free the ground floor space. This is a building without refinement. A raw building. The structure is the finish of the building, the installations are visible, without false ceilings. Only the colored methacrylate bubbles and the graffiti done by the Boamistura group of artists, will contrast with the rest of the building. The configuration of the building s structural system is based on mixed porticoes made of steel and concrete. The porticoes on the north side are formed by reinforced concrete screens, which work as deep beams, supported on HEM metallic pillars in a V shape. The porticoes on the south side are formed by HEM metallic pillars which make triangular geometries to reduce the openings of the concrete beams.


Architects: Nodo17 Architects/Manuel P rez Romero

Work Team: F lix Toledo Ler n, Birga Wingenfeld, Alegr a Zorrilla Miras, Mercedes Pe a Mart n, Michael Moradiellos

Project Name: I.M.A.M.

Location: MA?stoles, Madrid, Spain

Year: 2009

Site Area: 800 sm
Built-up Area: 3000 sm

Photography: Amparo Garrido <amparo@amparogarrido.com>

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