A project titled 'Lagar,' submitted by DIIR, the Madrid practice of Ricardo Fernández, David Meana, Ignacio Navarro, and Iñigo Palazón, has earned them first place – with a 10,000 euros award – in the public and open-to-all competition, organized by the Extremadura region's health and social services ministry, for the enlargment of a mental health center on Avenida Martín Palomino in Plasencia. Selected out of 42 entries, the design presents a perimetral arrangement of rooms opening out to the exterior, each facade striking a dialogue with green areas. Circulation is through a spacious bright gallery that also serves as an acoustic buffer. The composition includes two transversal volumes for communal zones, positioned in a way that forms three courtyards of similar dimensions.
analyzes in each issue a theme related to a city, a country, a tendency or an
architect, with articles by leading specialists complemented by commentary on works
and projects illustrated in detail. Published bilingually, with Spanish and English
texts placed side by side.
covers current topics, taking stock of recent trends in set sections: cover story,
works and projects, art and culture, books, technique and innovation. From 2013
on, monthly and bilingual, with Spanish and English texts printed side by side.
is the third member of the AV family: a bilingual publication essentially focussed
on design projects (with special attention on competitions and construction details),
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