Pich-Aguilera Architects, military barracks Gardeny, Lerida, Spain, green design, sustainable design, eco-design, green renovations, audiovisual center, fabric cladding, tensioned fabric, rehabilitated building, Magical food science and technology center, renovations in Spain

Pich Aguilera calls their new addition to the Gardeny Science and Technology Center “Magical.” The third volume located at the southern corner of the original square is said to complete the center’s functions, according to the design brief sent to Arch Daily. Tucked into the complex like a futuristic spaceship, the new container is filled with natural light and has spectacular views of the outdoors.

Far and away the most compelling aspect of this striking new design is the tensioned fabric that wraps around the addition, “spreading like fog” to the adjacent buildings,” say the designers. Underneath lies a reception, waiting area, and cafeteria – in addition to other facilities. Rather futuristic looking, the textile cladding softens the brutish quality of the existing buildings, creating a more inspired environment.

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Via Arch Daily