Coverage in Atxuri


Coverage in Atxuri

Kids playground coverage in Hermanita de los Pobres square in Atxuri

Year: 2020

Location: Bilbao, Bizkaia

Architects: TAPER

Building engineer: José Ramón Álvarez del Palacio

Structural engineer: Minteguia y Bilbao arquitectos

Client: Ayuntamiento de Bilbao

Constructor: Ute Taludes (Urbaser+Cycasa)

Photography: Biderbost Photo

The proposal tries to respond to the coverage of a game space located in an urban Park located in the neighbourhood of Atxuri, next to the sports center. The morphology of the playground -horseshoe shape-, its concrete situation, embedded in the lower part of the park, and the existence of a building below ground level  -swimmingpools of ​​the sports center- mark the action.


The new roof seeks its integration into the surroundings by taking care of the scale of the piece, by working in aspects such as the lightness of the structure or transparency and by using the color along the facade.


The geometry of the cover starts from the “horseshoe” and is completed by generating a front that somehow dialogues with the existing piece of the sports center that hosts basketball and soccer fields.