RIA DE CIENCIA
Developed in a post-industrial area next to the Rias of Vigo, this proposal aims to articulate the complex programmatic requirements of the CSIC Marine Research Institute with a system of collective and public spaces so that they jointly form a synergic platform for knowledge production.
To efficiently resolve the coexistence of the modular rigor of the laboratory grid and the fluid integration to collaborative programs, a set of simple reticular volumes are slightly edited to create new spaces for interaction between research groups.
Three landscape elements unite the campus. In the basement, an underground connector logistically links all buildings. At the ground level, a linear plaza carves into the buildings to connect their public programs to the outside. Finally, in the center of the campus, a carballeira garden provides workers and visitors with a green space to interact and exchange knowledge.