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Deck Over A Roman Site / Amann-Canovas-Mauri

  • 01:00 - 23 February, 2012
Deck Over A Roman Site / Amann-Canovas-Mauri
Deck Over A Roman Site / Amann-Canovas-Mauri, © David Frutos
© David Frutos

© David Frutos © David Frutos © David Frutos © David Frutos +12

  • Architects

    Amann-Canovas-Mauri  - Atxu Amann, Andrés Cánovas, Nicolás Maruri.
  • Location

    Cartagena, Spain
  • Design Team

    Nacho Álvarez-Monteserín, Javier Gutiérrez, Ana López, Pablo Sigüenza, José López
  • Client

    Cartagena Puerto de Culturas
  • Budget

    977.719€
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

 The building is essentially a cover protecting the remains of a Roman assembly (thermal baths, forum and domus) in the archaeological site of Molinete Park in Cartagena, Spain.
This cover is certainly another piece in the urban area of Cartagena whose main architectural challenge is to reconcile very different architectures, from the roman times, passing through baroque to contemporary architectures, making them vibrate together in the neighborhood. It is a transition element, between very different city conditions, in size and structure, from the dense city centre to the slope park.

© David Frutos
© David Frutos

The primary goal of the project is to respect the existing remains, using a long-span structure, which requires the least amount of support for lifting the cover. The intervention unifies all the remains in a single space, allowing a continuous perception of the whole site. The cover also generates a new urban facade in the partition wall.

© David Frutos
© David Frutos

The project also pursues a sense of lightness and is conceived as an element that allows light. The inner layer is built with a modular system of corrugated multiwall translucent polycarbonate sheets. The outer layer, constructed with perforated steel plates, qualifies the incidence of light and gives a uniform exterior appearance.

© David Frutos
© David Frutos

Besides to the steel structure, the project proposes an elevated walkway parallel to the street. It is a very light structure hanging from the steel beams. Conceived as a glass box, with a faceted, partially visible geometry, it builds the street façade and allows a view of the ruins from three meters height. It is also accessible for disabled visitors. This high path permits an overall vision of the roman remains.

© David Frutos
© David Frutos
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Deck Over A Roman Site / Amann-Canovas-Mauri" 23 Feb 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/210720/deck-over-a-roman-site-amann-canovas-mauri/>
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41 Comments

Johnny the Urbanist · September 24, 2016

It'd have been amazing if they'd done the canopy as a kind of picturesque outline of what they ruins once were

Douglas Murphy · March 15, 2012

Hey, you know what, I think this is quite nice actually: http://t.co/J3ayzIzi

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bop bop bop · February 24, 2012

really???

all that is just a covering deck?

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