MONTIGALÀ SPORTS COMPLEX: BADALONA
This large scale project, promoted by the Deputation of Barcelona and the Badalona Town Council, is another example of the collaboration between AIA and Dominique Perrault, and forms part of a complex that will be further extended in the future to include a football stadium with a capacity for 7,000 spectators.
The proposal embraces a number of different levels of action, “between the sea and the mountains” in the words of Dominique Perrault, from its most urbanising aspects to an emphasis on landscaping.
The first element of this project was the playing field, which uses Astroturf, along with its corresponding services building, changing rooms, bar/coffee shop, press room, etc. This part of the intervention affected an area of approximately 23,000 m2.
This is a building with a frugal appearance, although it is very well balanced and full of subtleties, in which the installations, seen as a whole, are incorporated into the austere ornamentation that defines it. Conceived as a glass box, a kind of gallery, it offers panoramic views over the playing field, on the one hand, and down towards the town and the sea on the other. At the same time, an immense screen/louvre protects and filters the light on the south side, establishing itself as the building’s true façade. The whole of the installations engineering system, along with control and management, are latest generation, incorporating an A.C.S. production system for non-vitrified solar sensors and with electricity production by means of photovoltaic panels.
The intervention is being extended by a revision and redefinition of the design of the surrounding urban development (streets, avenues, parking areas,…), in order to convert the area of this sports complex into a new space recovered for the life of the town plus, in the future, the building of the Municipal Stadium, a project for a football pitch, with capacity for 7,000 spectators to watch sporting events, or 20,000 for concerts or shows, and a surface area of 48,000 m², completely integrated into the landscape.