Ibaiondo Community Centre
Ibaiondo Community Centre has a 14,000 sqm area and is located in Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain). Sport, leisure and administrative services for neighbours at different parts of the City are joined together in these types of public buildings.
Accommodating sports, leisure and administrative services
Once all interior functional, spatial and organizational requirements were defined, the Project searched for an extroverted look to appeal the citizens, as to get the perception of the whole building to provide enough information of the public services to be provided there: theatre, leisure and sports swimming pool, solarium, café, indoor sports centre, library, workshops, council citizens help points, etc.
The Project avoids forms of an elaborate façade composition, and shows itself as irregular and polyhydric, with a leisure personality. Because of such diversity at interior layouts, the exterior catches the citizen’s eye, specially the polymer concrete facades, with a multidirectional groove to create an optical polychromatic illusion.