Vaillo+Irigaray to design University of Malaga’s new Tourism Faculty
Spanish architectural firm Vaillo+Irigaray has won the competition to design the new Tourism Faculty building at the University of Malaga, Spain.
Vaillo+Irigaray’s winning proposal is based on a system of building volumes arranged around patios/cloisters, a typology widely adopted traditionally in Mediterranean countries, especially in those areas in southern Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East characterized by a mild climate.
The new Tourism Faculty consists of three buildings connected by a central circulation/gathering space which also contains the faculty lobby. Two of the buildings are organized around a central patio, which provides the buildings with daylight, ventilation and relaxing green spaces for socialization.
The three “volumes”, each containing a different functional program, comprise a Teaching Unit Volume with classrooms and laboratories, a Departmental Area Volume with offices for the academic staff and research laboratories, and a multifunctional volume which houses the faculty’s assembly hall, the deanery, a library, and a cafe.
Vaillo+Irigaray, Tourism Faculty at the University of Malaga, model, and renderings
The architectural complex proposed by the Spanish firm is based on energy efficiency and energy-saving standards and makes broad use of constructive and environmental techniques that rely on passive systems, as well as on the use of alternative energies aimed o optimize the natural resources of the place.
Tourism Faculty, University of Malaga, Malaga, Spain
Architects: Vaillo+Irigaray (http://www.vailloirigaray.com/)
Associate Collaborators: Joaquin Lopez Baldan, Ana Lopez Baldan
Location: Malaga, Spain
Gross Floor Area: 18,266 sqm / 196,600 sqft
Year (conceptual design): 2019
Client: University of Malaga
Consultants: STIN, Ángel León
Facilities Engineering: Rafael Vera Vera
Ground floor plan
All images courtesy of Vaillo+Irigaray
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