Unemployment office SERVEF

Chiva, Valencia. 2005

The new unemployment office in the town of Chiva is on the ground floor of an existing residential building. The main façade is organized in two sides around the hallway of the building whilst the backside façade opens towards the small ravine which crosses the village allowing the existence of a small terrace.

We used orange perforated terra cotta panels to transform what started being a problem into a design opportunity through color and texture. A clay box in the center of the plan which organizes the space.