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JRC in Seville

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JRC in Seville
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JRC in Seville

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22/06/2022


With six sites in different countries of the European Union, the Joint Research Center is the organism that provides the European Commission with scientific support for the conception of its plans and policies. The Seville branch opened in 1994 as a modest research hub but is now the second largest, and its offices, housed within the World Trade Center that Vázquez de Castro designed for the Expo, need to grow too. The competition organized for the purpose resulted in a win for the firm of Bjarke Ingels, whose scheme, in line with the principles of the New European Bauhaus, combines aesthetics and technology in an endeavor to minimize its impact on the environment. The building, BIG’s first work in Spain, fuses contemporary materials with the bioclimate strategies of Moorish architecture, which Ingels is well familiar with thanks to travels during his time as a student in Barcelona. On Cartuja island, close to the current branch, pergolas topped with solar panels will spread over an ensemble of low buildings pierced by interior streets and squares, forming a workplace with a pleasant microclimate.


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