The use of wood in architecture in Spain is enjoying a great boost in recent years. The increasing use of wood in decoration, interior design and, of course, architectural acoustics, is now joined by its use in construction and engineering.
In this post, we show you 5 examples of the good use of wood in architecture in Spain. You will see wood interior cladding, wood panels, wood slats, wood ceilings, etc., but that is not all. You will discover the path recently initiated by Spanish architecture to give back to wood that role of first-class building material it deserves. Hopefully, you can visit them in person soon. It will mean that, together, we have already beaten COVID-19 and recovered our normal lives, trips and getaways.
This project of 28 social housing units, designed by the Lacol cooperative of architects, is the tallest building made of wood in Spain. La Borda won the 2019 BBConstrumat Architecture Award and the special prize for innovation at the European Responsible Housing Awards 2019.
Photos and information obtained from www.lacol.coop
European Leather Centre in Igualada
Spigogroup had the opportunity to participate in this project of Taller 9s Arquitectes in which wood (beams, wood panels, etc.) coexists in perfect harmony with other materials like the renovated building’s original stone and brick.
The new icon of Seville, designed by J. Mayer H. Architects, comprises the largest wood structure in the world. A total of 3,500 cubic metres of micro-laminated Finnish pine wood were needed to build this structure, which is also known as “The mushrooms of Seville”.
Photos and information obtained from www.setasdesevilla.com
Dinastía Vivanco Museum
The largest wine museum in the world, designed by JMP Arquitectos, built in 2004 in Briones (La Rioja), features thousands of artistic works and also remarkable woodwork. In its audiovisual room and the museum shop, the Spigotec and Spigoacustic wood panels in walnut, oak and wenge are exquisitely displayed.
CMCiB building – Can Ruti
The project for the CMC building in the Germans Trias i Pujol hospital grounds, designed by Calderón Folch Studio offers visitors a spectacular wood façade made of vertical larch strips.
Photos and information obtained from www.cfs.cat
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