Tourism Development Tropical Center

The proposal focuses on the idea of renouncing the “autonomous object” that every public building tends to adopt by inertia, looking for a project that responds to the heterogeneous urban environment where the diversity of its uses is already implanted without losing its vocation of a new urban milestone. For that, a series of volumes, vertical and horizontal, are proposed, connected with each other, which assume or yield the necessary role in each point. This fragmented volume generates a continuous interior public space, which begins with a large entrance square and continues with a sequence of covered outdoor spaces and open courtyards that give to the project the degree of privacy or publicity suitable for each of its uses.

Tourism Development Tropical Center - Courtesy of Javier Callejas Sevilla

Tourism Development Tropical Center – Courtesy of Javier Callejas Sevilla

In contrast to existing semi-industrial low-rise buildings lacking in interest, the building closes aligned to the rear road through a continuous and horizontal volume that increases its height as we approach the free space. In the front of the plot, the natural access area to the whole, have been projected two towers connected with the rest of the set through buildings-walkways. The most singular one, 30 meters high, rises above the nearest residential buildings as a new urban reference, where there have been located more tourist uses, the visitor reception center, a restaurant and a viewpoint on the roof where visitors can see the landscape of the region: the Sierra Nevada, the towns near the coast, the river, and the sea. There by the proposal responds to its vocation as a new urban landmark of the part of the city by the coast to become a new landscape reference on other nearby elements of the high altitude of an industrial character.

Tourism Development Tropical Center - Courtesy of Javier Callejas Sevilla

Tourism Development Tropical Center – Courtesy of Javier Callejas Sevilla

The complex consists of three buildings under a single volumetric element. The main one that includes the congress and cultural events centers , has a constructed area of 3.600 m2. The main multipurpose Room of 28.50 m x 15 m for Congresses and Scenic performances with capacity for 500 people, which incorporates two mobile platforms with removable chairs, to enable its transformation into a large exhibition space. In addition, it has other room of intermediate capacity of support to the main room or for small events. These uses are complemented by the program of the main tower with the visitors’ reception center on the access floor, the restaurant and the point view on the roof.

Tourism Development Tropical Center - Courtesy of Javier Callejas Sevilla

Tourism Development Tropical Center – Courtesy of Javier Callejas Sevilla

The rest of the set is completed with the buildings destined to School of Hospitality and Center of Infantile Education, respectively.

Tourism Development Tropical Center - Courtesy of Javier Callejas Sevilla

Tourism Development Tropical Center – Courtesy of Javier Callejas Sevilla

Project Info
Architects : José Luis López Siles & Francisco
Location : Granada, Spain
Year : 2015
Type : Cultural
Photographs : Javier Callejas Sevilla

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