Fontanals Golf Clubhouse

  • 2011 Building of the Year Archdaily - Selected
  • 2011 Work of the Year Plataforma Arquitectura - Selected
  • 2004 AJAC Prize, Built project - First Prize
  • 2004 FAD Prize - Selected
  • 2003 Girona Area Architectural Awards - Finalist

Fontanals Golf was founded in 1993, completed as 18 hole golf court (80000 m2) in 1995 and has been considered one of the best 300 Golf Clubs of Europe by Peugeot Golf Guide in 1996. The developments of the Golf Court lead to the clubhouse project. The building interprets the topography playing with its possible integration in the landscape. Use of materials, construction techniques and the organic shape enhance the camouflage appearance of the building. The project insists in the integration with the surroundings by subordinating the built to the topographic, climatic, setting conditions and employing traditional materials, constructive techniques and people. People of the building may have the possibility to disguise themselves and disappear as we had to discover them playing on the light, the land, the existent vegetation, adapting, moving until finding the correct position. The clubhouse program is divided in two levels. Whereas in the lower floor (sometimes underground) swimming pools, a Jacuzzi, the fitness area, machinery rooms, cloak rooms, storage rooms and other technical spaces are located, in the upper floor great balcony invites the landscape to invade the building. On this level, the restaurant and other big rooms are used by the club members as social areas. The main material is wood, used traditionally in the mountainous area where the clubhouse is built (Cerdanya, Pyrenees), giving a very comfortable atmosphere to the users’ second “house”.

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