Government Pavilion and Paraninfo at Málaga University
Alcolea + Tárrago  Roberto Ercilla  Lecumberri & Cidoncha 

Government Pavilion and Paraninfo at Málaga University

Alcolea + Tárrago  Roberto Ercilla  Lecumberri & Cidoncha 


In the university campus of Teatinos, west of the city of Málaga, stand two new volumes clad in white Macael marble of the Scalea® by Cosentino range, presenting basic geometries and an institutional character in dialogue with a landscaped environment that includes a small open-air auditorium. Organized around two courtyards, the Government Pavilion houses the university rector’s offices and other services previously scattered in different buildings. Seating 800, the Paraninfo auditorium slightly embeds itself into the gently descending terrain to minimize its visual impact and improve its energy behavior. The main foyer, which gives access to the auditorium and its box, is conceived as a natural prolongation of the paths, and connects with the Government Pavilion through a pergola that defines the exterior space.