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ArchitectDAVID TAPIAS

CollaboratorRICARD PAU

ForLIMITED COMPETITION.

LocationL'HOSPITALET DE L'INFANT

Year2020

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MESTRAL SCHOOL

A kindergarten that protects itself from the very strong Mestral wind, making it an ally, filtering it through the ceramic skin and the structural breeze and light CLT cabins. The building has a large communal inner courtyard where children can be sheltered and play on windy days. In the existing courtyard to the east, protected from the Mestral by the new building, a small forest will provide shade and create a habitat for play and adventure, with timber huts, some built by local carpenters, others self-built by children.

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BOOK
1. Pequeñas Cabañas BIY

An exploration on children's innate drive and ability to build, and some huts that they can build together with grown-ups. Published by Editorial Gustavo Gili.

Speech
2. Endless beginnings

Graduation Ceremony. AAA. Aarhus, Denmark. September 2020.

Journal paper
3. OE House

ARQ 94. Universidad Católica de Chile. With Cristina Goberna and Urtzi Grau.

Paper
4. Open Process Ecosystems

Beyond Product Platforms for multi-storey habitats design and manufacturing. With Duncan Maxwell.

Article
5. Subrural

An incipient theory of the subrural, first published in Catalan in AT magazine, edited by Nuria Casais and Ferran Grau.