Centre for Art and Nature
The Centro de Arte y Naturaleza - Fundación Beulas (CDAN) sits on the outskirts of Huesca. CDAN is erected on a agricultural land, a cultivated field, a vineyard, the geometry of which -the parallel lines that try to meet in infinity- is interrupted by the undulating walls of its architecture. The undulating walls of reinforced concrete, composed of white cement, thick dry brick ballast and mineral additives aspire to attain a quasi-stone condition. The curved walls define the space of the great exhibition hall. They stem from a reservoir that reminds us, on the one hand, of agricultural nature of the land and, on the other, acts as a protective moat. The reflections of light in the water constantly enliven the wavy surfaces of the walls. Lighting is perhaps the most outstanding feature of the main exhibition hall. A system of virtually self-supporting trusses (on which only the glazed roof rests) allows the creation of a filter to prevent the sun´s rays from reaching inside.