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Javier García Librero

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Zalamea la Real, Spain
Javier García Librero (1988) architect graduated in 2013 from University of Seville. Master`s degree in Architectural Design from University of Navarra (2014). He has international experience liaising with architectural offices such as Rusan Arhitektura, NFO arhitektura or Tabuenca & Leache Arquitectos. His latest professional experience consisted in the development of the Bamiyan Cultural Centre project promoted by the UNESCO in Afghanistan.

Urban Voids


Qualifying the emptiness

Urban Voids


Qualifying the emptiness
we aim to value the importance of urban voids within our cities, taking them back from the oblivion and enabling the reflection by society of possible interventions in which depends the future of our cities.

In the current project it has been chosen the grid as a mechanism of occupation and appropriation of a void in the city centre of Pamplona, creating an urban installation, a horizontal model of multiple spaces juxtaposed.
These empty spaces, apparently similar, are qualified by its light, humidity, temperature, vegetation and its various geometries but not by its function, creating a non-hierarchical structure, a catalog of spaces as a maze.
Thus it is the action of occupation and appropriation conducted by the urban subject which will give meaning to the architectural experience of these spaces.
In this project, the architecture is meant as a support for the life, for people who colonize and “squatter" these urban voids, establishing the necessary geometric and material conditions in order to qualified them.


Model of the urban infrastructure used in the project in order to qualify an urban void in the city centre of Pamplona

General plan of the urban infrastructure

General plan of the urban infrastructure

Sections of the urban infrastructure

Image of the urban infrastructure

Urban Voids


Qualifying the emptiness

Urban Voids


Qualifying the emptiness
we aim to value the importance of urban voids within our cities, taking them back from the oblivion and enabling the reflection by society of possible interventions in which depends the future of our cities.

In the current project it has been chosen the grid as a mechanism of occupation and appropriation of a void in the city centre of Pamplona, creating an urban installation, a horizontal model of multiple spaces juxtaposed.
These empty spaces, apparently similar, are qualified by its light, humidity, temperature, vegetation and its various geometries but not by its function, creating a non-hierarchical structure, a catalog of spaces as a maze.
Thus it is the action of occupation and appropriation conducted by the urban subject which will give meaning to the architectural experience of these spaces.
In this project, the architecture is meant as a support for the life, for people who colonize and “squatter" these urban voids, establishing the necessary geometric and material conditions in order to qualified them.


Model of the urban infrastructure used in the project in order to qualify an urban void in the city centre of Pamplona

General plan of the urban infrastructure

General plan of the urban infrastructure

Sections of the urban infrastructure

Image of the urban infrastructure


Idea by

Javier García Librero
Zalamea la Real
Spain
Javier García Librero (1988) architect graduated in 2013 from University of Seville. Master`s degree in Architectural Design from University of Navarra (2014). He has international experience liaising with architectural offices such as Rusan Arhitektura, NFO arhitektura or Tabuenca & Leache Arquitectos. His latest professional experience consisted in the development of the Bamiyan Cultural Centre project promoted by the UNESCO in Afghanistan.