The City Council of Los Yébenes, a La Mancha town at the foot of the Montes de Toledo Mountains, calls for an architecture competition for the construction of a new building to house the local Administration on a virtual theoretical 20x20m plot with a single façade and three-party walls. The winner of the contest would obtain the project commission once the city council acquired a plot that did not have to be of the characteristics of that of the contest rules.
Our proposal is articulated around a central patio-space nearby which the project is organized. The plenary hall acquires a particular relevance even opening physically to the patio but preserving its privacy with the insertion of a latticework of wooden slats that at the same time contributes to the virtual configuration of the patio crowned with a skylight that distributes the light to the entire building.
The traditional iconography of the building destined to the town hall is maintained, with the mayor’s balcony and the clock tower, made of corten steel and limestone, respectively.