Lerez Cultural Centre, Spain

Completed 2012, Local Authority. Cultural Centre

Winners of the 2009 Cultural Centre Competition held by the Local Authorities of Pontevedra with the COAG.

A timber cladding comprised of battens from locally grown pine has been designed to homogenise the external envelope while blending in with an old fa├žade.

Wooden lattices of varying densities protect the internal spaces from potential overheating and a central atrium will enhance natural ventilation and daylight in the core of the building.

“Variety is the principal ingredient in beauty, simplicity is essential to grandeur.” – W. Shenstone 1714-63