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Architecture projects: New Contest government units in the Prat del Rull (First Prize)



Andorra la Vella (Principat d'Andorra)

Date: 2004-2007
New Contest government units in the Prat del Rull (First Prize), Architecture (Principality of Andorra)

New Contest government units in the Prat del Rull (First Prize)

Andorra's government announced a competition for ideas for the new building for administrative offices of government in the Prat del Rull area.

The jury awarded the first prize to the project called DUCTILE presented by the architect Pere Espuga.

The place of the new offices of the Government in the field called Prat del Rull, in the area called Pla de la Bassa, between street Doctor Vilanova, and street Baixada del Moli.

The building with a total area of 5509.79 m2, is organized from Corten steel wall which is the nucleus of vertical communications.

This acts as a hinge, allowing to adapt the functional program required over time with a great flexibility.

In this way, you can use different plants connected by a separate staircase, or as if they were two building blocks, with their lobbies and vertical communication centre.

The different levels of the building are distributed as follows:

-basement floors numbers -2 and -1: stores of 766.89 m2  and 261.79 m2, parking level -1 of 505.10 m2, ground floor of 568.54 m2 to lobby, reception, customer service and rooms meeting. And from the 1st floor to 6th: about 580 m2 each floor for offices.

In both ministries of economy and ordinance, are proposed an organization that sets an area with a more representative character of the ministry and also with the possibility of having a higher degree of privacy, intended to accommodate the services related to the Minister (Secretary, Secretary of State and more staff).

The meeting rooms are available in each ministry in the various plants to give better service. In addition there are specific areas with perimeter archives in all areas of work.