Arxiu Pla d’Urgell / Valor-Llimós

Arxiu pla d’urgell / valor-llimós
© Lluís Sans

Project Details:
Location: C/ Tossal Blanc, Mollerussa, Lleida, Spain
Type: OfficesPublic
Area: 1.200 m2
Architects: Valor-Llimós
Team: Jaume Valor, with Marc Obradó and Elisabeth Sadurní

The Regional Public Record Office is located at the boundary between a low density residential neighborhood and an industrial district, and it aims to be a social and cultural generator of the neighborhood.

Arxiu pla d’urgell / valor-llimós
© Lluís Sans

The building is perceived as a large petrous and opaque volume placed over a transparent and permeable body. The volume seems malleable, adapting to the layout of the building; it rises up to mark the entry, and grows to form a porch in the backyard for sun protecting the work areas.

Arxiu pla d’urgell / valor-llimós
© Lluís Sans

Two patios cut the volume in three parts, allowing natural lighting and ventilation in the darkest areas of the building.

The building is divided into two floors. The ground floor is located one meter below the street level and it is accessed via a ramp down, thus accentuating the feeling of weight in the volume of the first floor.

Arxiu pla d’urgell / valor-llimós
© Lluís Sans

This floor contains the public area and the office zone, while the archives warehouses are placed in the upper floor. This layout makes a very compact and optimized building.

Arxiu pla d’urgell / valor-llimós
© Lluís Sans

The work areas downstairs (lecture hall, conference hall, classification area and reception area) have direct access to the courtyard of the plot, which can be understood as an extension of interior spaces.

Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today.
Aline Chahine
Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today. Highlights Aline founded Architecture Lab in 2008 Lead editor of dan | dailyarchnews since 2019 Founded and Creative Director of DesignRaid Licensed architect with creative sales and marketing experience Experience As full-fledged architect, Aline's background involved a great deal of research that lead to the creation of Architecture Lab as an online database of exemplary design. Her experience snowballed into founding two architecture platforms, Architecture Lab and DesignRaid. Education Aline received USEK’s Master of Architecture in 2004 and BA in English from the University of Toronto
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