Gallery: Zaragoza’s Solar-Powered Spanish Pavilion is Shielded by a Cer...

 
The form and function of these pillars was inspired by the historic use of ceramics in the surrounding Aragon region - there is not much wood available for building in the area, and not much local stone other than alabaster, which is too soft to use as a building material.

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  1. amir Yarrow March 8, 2011 at 8:40 am

    too bad it never rains in Spain
    not even in the plains
    and how will they grow that lawn?
    negative water consamption
    how much energy that wonderful ceramic thing consumed?
    is that an algea plume or silted dam

  2. herman miller santa rosa February 28, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    Love that the roof is recycling rainwater. Very intriguing building. trope group

  3. Amanda Eden February 28, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    Caravel, might be the other way around. The Spanish Pavilion in Zaragoza was completed in early 2008.

  4. caravel February 28, 2011 at 8:34 am

    We don’t expect architects to reinvent the wheel but you might say that this was inspired by Carmody Groarke’s Regent’s Place Pavilion http://www.carmodygroarke.com/projects/publicspace/060.html

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