“Barris Nord” basketball multi-sports pavilion
(Español) 2001 - (Español) Lleida
The new “Barris Nord” pavilion is a building that meets a complex set of requirements:
- Its preferential use had to be for high-level competitive basketball and, more precisely, to serve as the home of CE Lleida Basquetbol in Spain’s ACB professional basketball league.
- It also had to be compatible for use by other sports teams and associations from the city.
- It was designed as a building that would naturally fit into its climatic environment.
It has the form of a large box that has been modified to allow light to enter and to facilitate ventilation and it has extra protection over its main entrance.
The position of a previous architectural project on an adjacent plot is manifested in the form of an enormous head wall which forms a type of virtual cornice.
The structural solution has given form to the resulting space.
Team: Ezequiel Usón, Robert Brufau, Miquel A. Sala