Espai Can Prat is located between the disaggregated low-density centers of the Franqueses, generating a meeting point equipped with services and a landscaped public space of a territorial scope.
The program was defined through a citizen participation consultation, which offered the population the opportunity to decide which uses were most necessary
As a unique feature, this building uses the structure of an auditorium from the 90s abandoned during the construction phase, allowing:
Re-activate three programs (CAP, Library and Sports Hall) as a central node surrounded by territorial green space. The relationship of the facade with the public space resolves the conflict of scales between equipment and residential fabric.
Re-using the abandoned structure means saving 40% of the incorporated energy during construction. The exposed concrete shows the tectonic presence of the structure and the passage of time. The roof, facade and distribution are pre-industrialized and recyclable.
Re-naturalizing the public space resolves the altimetric jump by generating 2 tree-lined squares and a viewing area on the landscaped roof.
Passive comfort The building takes advantage of the semi-buried condition of the structure to be able to enjoy spaces with thermal inertia. The envelope combines shade, hyper-insulation and natural lighting to reduce energy demand.