New Topography for “Autòdrom St. Pere de Ribes”

April 5, 2010

Project by Roger Trias Carol.

The project recovers the old St. Pere de Ribes circuit and converts it into a test zone where an automobile manufacturing company could establish their regional headquarters. The project organizes the site through a strip strategy. The stripes fold and generate a new topography that contains the program: a hotel, offices, residential units, and museum display area. The concrete strip itself is key to the dialogue with the landscape. By minimizing the trace—the gesture, the folding creates the architecture and relationship with the site.