Project for the new Multi-Sports Pavilion PAV-2 in Alpicat

Alpicat, Lleida

First prize, competition 2021


Built Area: 2808,47 m²

Budget: 3.189.078,91 €

Client: Alpicat Town Hall

Structures: BBG Estructures, Recerca i Rehabilitació

MEP: Brullet Enginyeria

Budget control: Artur Rojas Orcalla

The new Sports Pavilion is located at the edge of the municipality’s growth and occupies a strategic position among the network of facilities, housing, and agricultural areas. In order to integrate the building into the environment, topography is used as an opportunity, creating levels and working on the treatment of the facades, which have a translucent character.

The program is concentrated in the North and South strips of the court and is stacked to achieve a compact volume that ensures a reduction of the envelope and, therefore, of the energy demand. The North strip has a permeable character and contains the bar, which opens both to the outside and the inside. The South strip contains the dressing rooms, semi-buried, and the meeting rooms and multipurpose hall, which are situated at street level.

The materiality of the proposal responds to a tectonic coherence between construction systems, technical requirements, and user comfort.

The excavated world below ground is resolved with concrete walls, while the world above ground is lightweight, transparent, and allows the passage of light. The structure is metallic and defines a spatial grid on the roof. The envelope is translucent, made of polycarbonate and equipped with perforated metal sheet for solar protection. The south facade is opaque, made with metal trays. The above-ground program is enclosed with lightweight wooden framework structures. The roof is the most characteristic element of the project, designed with sawtooth patterns to allow north light to enter and integrate with the rhythm of the beams.

The building’s design with passive architecture criteria, the application of new technologies, as well as the use of low-impact ecological materials, achieve a highly energy-efficient, healthy, and environmentally respectful construction. By stacking and burying the program, a compact building volume is achieved, with the goal of reducing the floor footprint, roof surface, and the exposed facade area.