Cap Vermell Cultural Center in Cala Ratjada / BB Arquitectes

Architects: BB Arquitectes
Location: Capdepera (Mallorca), Spain
Design Team: Antoni Barceló Baeza, Bàrbara Balanzó Moral
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Jaime Sicilia, Sebastià Bonet

Project Area: 3,649.88 sqm
Structures: CRACK Ingeniería Catalana SL
Installations: REOLID Consulting
Budget: € 5,067,605

Cala Ratjada is a small seaside town located in the north-east of the island of Mallorca. It was set out as a rectangular extension and contains mainly residential buildings. The new Cultural Centre is situated in the heart of this new extension in an area where century-old pine trees give special character to the land.

Both the microclimatic conditions of the zone and its Mediterranean nature inspired the proposal: a building with an irregular silhouette and a front facade whose recesses and indentations provide personality as well as a degree of shade.

Cap Vermell Cultural Center in Cala Ratjada / BBarquitectes © Jaime Sicilia, Sebastià Bonet
Cap Vermell Cultural Center in Cala Ratjada / BBarquitectes © Jaime Sicilia, Sebastià Bonet
Cap Vermell Cultural Center in Cala Ratjada / BBarquitectes © Jaime Sicilia, Sebastià Bonet
Cap Vermell Cultural Center in Cala Ratjada / BBarquitectes © Jaime Sicilia, Sebastià Bonet
Cap Vermell Cultural Center in Cala Ratjada / BBarquitectes © Jaime Sicilia, Sebastià Bonet
Cap Vermell Cultural Center in Cala Ratjada / BBarquitectes © Jaime Sicilia, Sebastià Bonet
Cap Vermell Cultural Center in Cala Ratjada / BBarquitectes © Jaime Sicilia, Sebastià Bonet
Cap Vermell Cultural Center in Cala Ratjada / BBarquitectes © Jaime Sicilia, Sebastià Bonet
Cap Vermell Cultural Center in Cala Ratjada / BBarquitectes © Jaime Sicilia, Sebastià Bonet
Cap Vermell Cultural Center in Cala Ratjada / BBarquitectes © Jaime Sicilia, Sebastià Bonet
Cap Vermell Cultural Center in Cala Ratjada / BBarquitectes © Jaime Sicilia, Sebastià Bonet
Cap Vermell Cultural Center in Cala Ratjada / BBarquitectes © Jaime Sicilia, Sebastià Bonet
Cap Vermell Cultural Center in Cala Ratjada / BBarquitectes © Jaime Sicilia, Sebastià Bonet
Cap Vermell Cultural Center in Cala Ratjada / BBarquitectes © Jaime Sicilia, Sebastià Bonet
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Cap Vermell Cultural Center in Cala Ratjada / BB Arquitectes originally appeared on ArchDaily, the most visited architecture website on 11 Oct 2012.

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