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Rettorato - Università di Vigo

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The Vigo university campus is a complex programme. It transforms its environment. It also gives an urban dimension and architectural continuity to the various university functions: lecture rooms, administrative offices and sports facilities. The site backs up against hilly ground, its undulating terrain pulled together by an overhead footbridge - a dense construction supported by uncompromising structural features that in turn support the lecture room building. The whole complex could be described as a progression through a natural landscape transformed. Right from its ideation and initial sketches of 1999 and through the execution phase, the Vigo university campus was an exercise in integrated modelling. The natural landscape is an integral part of the architectures organising university life, and has been enhanced by a reforestation programme that progressed with the construction...

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