Blurring Limits

Best Project of Public Building or Facility

About the project
The project for the new RAE town hall building seeks to break its limits, break down barriers and foster contact between the Town Hall and the town, be a link between them, creating urban connections, squares, spaces for relationships. An intervention that breaks barriers, blurs limits and generates a new architecture, where nature merges with humans.
A building that seeks to be a benchmark in the area, a volume that is raised without limits. We proposed a building on a pergola, almost as if it were an urban element and which, to a certain extent, is introduced into the space of the main square. The program is developed over 3 floors where a very permeable ground floor appears and as one more space in the city, where that first contact between the city council and the city takes place, in short, a space of transition.
In addition, it is a completely sustainable building, made with wood as the main finishing and structural element and a double skin is proposed made with recycled textil.

RAE Municipality, Estonia

Project design year

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Applicant and authors of the project
Pedro Arroyo García (walk-office). Walk is an architecture firm founded in 2022 in Barcelona by Pedro Arroyo, with a different perspective and eager to change the paradigm of current architecture. «We like to define ourselves as “walk.” in which we are all the visible face and forget about the classic ego of the architect.»
Project by Pedro Arroyo, Marta Blanco, María Esteban, Uxía Baños.

Other participants
Images by Uxía Baños

Status of the project
Conceptual design


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