RESEARCH – EXPERIMENTATION – SUSTAINABLE
BIO-MIMICRY Y BIO-TIPES
The camel, the polar bear and the leaf: the project aims to link with the content of the program: Biomedical Research, through the implementation of the biomimicry (adaptation of biological systems and human devices) in the process of generation architecture
They take these three bio-reference types to achieve similar adaptive systems
The camel as a paradigm for functional section
Defense from extreme climate conditions causes the occurrence of bumps as stockpiling ( water, food, fat )
As well as the camel s anatomy expands towards his function requires (in other kind of animal it would become a functional deformation-malformation) in this building bumps and hollows are generated were required by the function: with the creation of backpacks with different sizes on the roof ( to hold the multiplicity of facility machines that such a technologic building requires) and hollows on the ground floor and semibasement ( entrance to warehouse, loading and unloading of the trucks, entrance to the inner courtyard, lighting of the semibasement, and so on). So, the building deforms to configurate a silhouette
able to operate effectively, even being able to mutate for the future on its deformations, without loosing its
The polar bear skin as an example of multifunctionality
The skin must keep a consistent inner temperature of the bear, despite the permanent outdoor cold,
and it achieves it trough a black thick skin, wrapped in holed transparent hair that keeps the air cold inside. The vision we have is of white hair, but it is due to the accumulation, and so it mimes with ice and snow.
The leaf as integration between structural resolution and flexibility
For the design of the perforate steel plates, the third biotype is involved: As well as the leaves of the trees, those huge plates ( 4500×800 mm) and with reduced thickness ( 3mm) have to be self-supporting, light, flexible and keep upright to that end the mixture of the origami allows the generating of plans, folds and nerves, providing rigidity to the set and taking the required geometry to protecting from sun and allowing the vision.
Studio: VAA?LLO & IRIGARAY + GALAR
Project name: CIB – BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH CENTER. HOSPITAL DE NAVARRA
Location: Pamplona, Spagna
Project Team: Borja Benavent. David Eguinoa, Oscar Mart nez, Juan Carlos de la Iglesia, A?ngel A?lvarez, Isabel Franco
Size and total area: 12.150 mA?
Photographer: Rub n P rez BescA?s