ADULTS CENTER "CERPA"
Location: Rivas–Vaciamadrid. Madrid. Spain
Promoter: Rivas–Vaciamadrid City Council
Area: 3061,49 square meters
Total budget: 2.961.804,47 €
Project drafting: July 2001
Work execution: January-August 2002
Construction company: Ferconsa
Structures calculation: Sergio Zabala, Architect
Installations calculation: Ingeniería Valladares
Geotechnics: Cones SA
The building is shared by several adult education institutions. Due to the topography and the shape of the plot, the building was designed in a linear way with an outstanding façade over the street, emphasising the corner with the entrance. The rooms are set towards the central longitudinal hall, which ends at the auditorium, library and cafeteria. The volume articulatesformally, breaking the orthogonality, with a turn in one of the sides and with a stagger section in the other. The façades and roofs are made of a metallic wavy and bordered shape sheet and the building is monochrome in the outside; in the inside the colors are more varied and there are lighting devices set on the ceiling.