asturias neanderthal centre
centro del neandertal en asturias
address/dirección :piloña. asturias
developer/promotor :principado de asturias
gross area: 2.400 m2
competition. honorable mention.
we worked on the original volume, carving it as if it were a primitive instrument, eliminating chips to obtain an object capable of responding to the required parameters of illumination, height and shape.
thinking about “dwelling in the cave” we raised the building as a half-buried object in order to harness the energy of the earth, making it more sustainable and integrated with the landscape.
the fact that you have to descend to enter the building is intended as a ritual and a journey to the centre of the earth and to our prehistory. Its accessible roof is a way to return the space stolen from the place and proposes a rocky vantage point from which to dominate the landscape.