National competition for social centre

Place: Santa Cruz de Bezana. Cantabria
Date: 2009
Developer: Soto de la Marina city council
Design/direction: Miriam García García, Alejandro Alférez Aledo
Team: Rubén Sesmero, Lys Villalva
Award: Special mention


The proposed social center, in Soto de la Marina, Cantabria, pretends to create a sum of layered vertical landscapes in which each floor adapts to the requirements of the functional program while integrating the particularity of the surrounding landscape. An “inward” construction which involves the creation of the social center, acting as space for social cohesion in an environment without a definite identity.