School of Jazz and Experimental Music
Type of Work
FMP / Final Master Project
“IN THIS PLOT CONVERGE A SERIES OF ELEMENTS THAT HAVE A COMMON ORIGIN: IT IS A LAND RECLAIMED FROM THE SEA. “
The project carried out in this work deals with a school of Jazz and Experimental Music and a Music Research Center on the esplanade of the Old Port of Algorta, in Getxo. The proposal, among other uses, also includes the offices of the Jazz Festival.
A series of elements converge in this plot that have a common origin: it is land reclaimed from the sea. What used to be a winding promenade, sensitively adapted to the coastline, now becomes a rigorously straight stone wall, no more than 60 cm high and 257 meters long.
It is not a question of recovering the landscape.
The aim is to emphasize the landscape.
A platform rests on the ground giving shelter to the music.
The materiality is given by the metal that articulates the estuary, its industry and its being.
The stone that protects the place takes the form of concrete to overprotect it. The vegetation that surrounds the building is interpreted as a metallic reed that filters the light.
All this is supported by a structure that aspires to be heavy and rests forcefully on the landscape.
The building aspires to be a place and an end.