Bilbao Activity Center
Degree Final Project with Luis M. Uriarte
The project is located in the North of Bilbao and it is framed within the new process of transformation that is occurring related to the estuary and the renewal of the industrial character of the Nervión river banks.
- The idea emerged as a social commitment with the city to promote the bonds and relationships among the inhabitants of the neighborhoods, being a place of reference and gathering.
The aim is to raise the North End of the island, offering an end to the tour, a great public space toward the new urban plot and a new reference point.
- This action permits at the same time establish links across the estuary in places where never had been and so to communicate neighborhoods that had remained remote. We see this as a Social Revolution and because of this the need of a Social Center of Activities to be a point of attraction of the adjacent neighborhoods and to bring Participatory Social Action opportunities to the city.
- To reinforce these historical values it is going to be used an industrialized construction of the building assembly, using recycled materials of shipbuilding and establishing a constructive process of assembly and industrial production.
The new volume is conceived as a building which would agglutinate diverse uses with a common line among them all, the social activities. The main use of the building are accommodations in shared rooms, it will also harbor spaces for Art, audiovisual presentations, meetings, exhibitions and activities related to the estuary as canoeing or river tours.
Apart from the generation of different public spaces and outdoor settings, the project allows the possibility of overlooking on the estuary from a high viewpoint.