Bill Viola Hall
PROJECTS I R+D+I
Project: Bill Viola Hall
Promoter: Sorigué Foundation
Study and development of an earth construction system.
We understand the project as something unique and extraordinary, with specific objectives to be reached:
Earth as a building material: A natural, ecological resource that is both elegant and unique. Earth helps to create a healthy and comfortable indoor environment in which the material’s presence can always be felt.
It allows for air to filter and purify.
It has high thermal inertia, which minimizes the building’s energy cost.
It regulates indoor humidity.
It absorbs electromagnetic waves.
It provides excellent acoustic insulation.
It has resounding aesthetics
Earth is a material of proximity that does not generate waste or toxic byproducts. It reduces long-term emissions of CO2 and is recyclable in its entirety, guaranteeing a building that is sustainable for the environment and a type of architecture born out of –and rooted in– the local territory itself, fully integrated into the existing landscape.
A project tied to an idea of the company’s progress and constant improvement, contributing to the process of adapting to a changing world, increasing competitiveness and generating new and successful solutions that add value.
Innovating with earth allows us to strengthen the project’s desired capabilities; to “surprise and excite” with a material that is harmonious with its environment, placing value on the hidden virtues of the landscape or context.
To innovate with earth is to once again value an age-old technique with modern-day means.
Circularity in materials: Use of natural materials that are recyclable and that do not generate waste. Possibility of recycling and recovering waste and foreign substances, such as sludge from aggregate washing processes and construction and demolition waste (CDW) brought about through the company’s business activities.
Circularity of means: adaptation, optimization, and capitalization of the company’s own means from the research and material preparation stages to the construction of the building itself.
Circularity in terms of technology: the project brings about a technological legacy for the company that can be reused in other projects, generating new lines of business.