International Competition awarded,
diMN - Diego Martínez Navarro
Sergio Cobos, Aurelio Dorronsoro, Pastora Cotero
Arau Acústica - Higini Arau, Estudios Rubirec, Toni - Ritmo y Compás
Aitor Puente, Thousand words
The history of the island is the history of water and its infrastructures.
The old watertank is the connection of this new place with its history, the referent on which a new identity is built.
Doing archeology of the future we get all its spatial and material potential, eliminating layers of painting and construction. Only in this way is it possible to write a new episode in the history of the watertank that is written with more efficient and sustainable technologies.
Like any island, Lanzarote has a certain mythical character, it is Robinson, it is the Treasure Island and it is Ithaca. His voice is the voice of the territory and of those who inhabit it. And that multiple voice calls for a new accessible and shared place for artistic creation in particular and for the community in its broadest sense.
Two independent boxes with specific acoustical features perform the necessary environment for the concentration and isolation the musicians normally need. The external one is solid, neat, massive. The inner one is porous, faceted, warm, light.
The space between them is not a left over, but used as musician's tools storage, as protected relax space and also to host very different installations requirements, from linear resonators to electric and air conditioning systems.
The matter of the water tank is to highlight its rawness, remove the unnecessary added layers in order to unveil its essence. This condition gives the tank the power of transforming itself into any event thanks to a flexible devices such a huge suspended acoustical curtains, lighting trusses etc... as well as hosting very different and independent events at the same time.
a. Shading and thermal isolation
b. Natural ventilation
c. Air movement
d. Thermal mass
e. Underground air ducts
f. Natural light
g. Optimal roof shape for PV panels