Refurbishment and extension of the Foios Town Hall
The proposal is born from the adaptation of the programmatic needs to the physical matrix that the four bays of the site suppose, three of the original building and one of the new one. These four stripes structure the different uses by working as filters: one room gives way to the next so that the interrelated uses are always adjacent. The packages of server spaces such as bathrooms or storage separate the different rooms and offices. For them, the locations on the façade or close to one of the three patios that provide them with natural ventilation and lighting are reserved. This strategy makes it possible to minimize circulation spaces in favour of greater functionality and spatial quality.
The most representative space, the ceremonial room, appears on the roof as a volume-oriented towards the square, establishing a dialogue with the nearby Parroquia de la Asunción through its large window. Behind this main volume, a characteristic sawtooth roof is organized that provides indirect overhead lighting to all the spaces on the upper floor. The ceramic cladding on the façade of the new building and the saw teeth on the roof is part of the Valencian construction tradition. Thus the City Council becomes part of the most representative buildings of Foios, mostly ceramic, such as the church or the House of Culture.