The bywords: novelty and synergy.
This was the brief given to the designers at the GPY Arquitectos studio, in order to give a new lease of life to the Adeje tourism school facilities. The designers have a strong track record of success in ‘social’ architecture ad delivered a sober but effective project, which is also smart and tailor-made to the client’s requirements.
The project involved the renovation of two areas on the ground floor and basement of the existing building, which were previously used as warehouse.
A large interaction and exchange area has now been created, connecting it to the floor above via a centrally located staircase.
This multifunctional area can be easily partitioned into meeting areas or showrooms, thanks to a system of retractable canvas curtains: this ensures the separation into areas and also – if necessary – a certain amount of privacy and independence.
A clever solution has been adopted in the basement: a white, backlit structure has been created and installed along the walls, marking a hypothetical border with the exterior (which doesn’t exist).
The FIT! Design project has transformed a brief into spaces and opportunities, and in a socialization and sharing venue for the whole Canary Islands community, for which tourism is the main (and perhaps only) source of wealth.