Located on the outskirts of Loja in Andalusia, Spain, the Bio Diversity Center is a beautiful modern building that serves as an education center for farmers and students and a treatment site for seeds. Designed by Tomas García Píriz from CUAC.arquitectura and Jose Luis Muñoz, the award-winning linear building is built low to the earth in order to minimize its impact upon its natural surroundings.
CUAC Arquitectura‘s Bio Diversity Center is designed around a traditional patio that was once part of the original building located on the center’s site. The project took great care to maintain the site’s existing old trees, which were allowed to continue to grow. A river runs alongside the project, which sits on sloping terrain at different levels. Inside the designers included an area walled with large windows to provide natural light and views of the surrounding landscape.
The designers created a space that happily coexists with Loja’s natural environment. The center seeks to provide a novel educational program based on consciousness and protection of the region’s agricultural environment. The design truly looks like an inspiring place for anyone interested in nurturing their love of bio-diversity.
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