Rovira i Virgili University

RavetllatRibas arquitectes
2010
Tortosa, Spain
Universidad Rovira i Virgili de RavetllatRibas

The Campus de les Terres de l'Ebre building has a cruciform plan with a very long façade in comparison with its floor area. The facade features a geometric image that suggests a continuous braided surface, achieved by the configuration of a deep relief in the negative mould. There are two sets of pieces, starting with an initial 1.2 x 1m modulation: from continuous and closed pieces to items with lattice-like perforations comprising a total of nine different typological patterns.

Universidad Rovira i Virgili de RavetllatRibas arquitectes
Universidad Rovira i Virgili de RavetllatRibas arquitectes
Universidad Rovira i Virgili de RavetllatRibas arquitectes
Universidad Rovira i Virgili de RavetllatRibas arquitectes
Universidad Rovira i Virgili de RavetllatRibas arquitectes
Universidad Rovira i Virgili de RavetllatRibas arquitectes

The most important feature of this work is the architectural concrete cladding used as a heavy, large-format ventilated façade. Another highlight is the lack of mould-removal angles on the panels with their geometric surface relief, maintaining the sharp edges on all surfaces. The granite grey surface finish is gently acid etched. The total installed surface area is 3960 m2.

Universidad Rovira i Virgili de RavetllatRibas arquitectes

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