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Pedro Almodovar´s Monument / Enproyecto Arquitectura

  • 01:00 - 3 October, 2009
Pedro Almodovar´s Monument / Enproyecto Arquitectura
Pedro Almodovar´s Monument / Enproyecto Arquitectura, © Ricardo Santonja, Emilio Valverde
© Ricardo Santonja, Emilio Valverde

© Ricardo Santonja, Emilio Valverde © Ricardo Santonja, Emilio Valverde © Ricardo Santonja, Emilio Valverde © Ricardo Santonja, Emilio Valverde +10

  • Architects

  • Location

    13370 Calzada de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Spain
  • Architects

    Enproyecto arquitectura
  • Structural Engineer

    Álvaro Leonardo
  • Client

    Goverment of Castilla-La Mancha. Culture section
  • Main Sponsor

    CEMEX S.L
  • Constructor

    FERCOPE S.L.
  • Budget

    $80,000€
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

From the architect. Concept

This monument is situated in the home town of Pedro Almodóvar, Calzada de Calatrava, in the heart of La Mancha.

The competition asked about to link the birthplace of Almodóvar with his cinematographic work, strongly market with the presence of the culture and the landscape of his land. The main idea of the project was, in consequence, to honor La Mancha, fitting in the monument the flat skyline, like it was a frame of an Almodovar´s movie. The landscape remain captive into the monument.

© Ricardo Santonja, Emilio Valverde
© Ricardo Santonja, Emilio Valverde

The stepped form of the structure is inspired in a camera focus, as well as its shape, resolving at the same time the accessibility of the monument to be used as a meeting point, a belvedere of the landscape, a place for concerts or the Almodovar´s awards scene that the town concede every year.

© Ricardo Santonja, Emilio Valverde
© Ricardo Santonja, Emilio Valverde

The park where it is situated forms a little hill, that let the monument to be seen from the road arriving to the town and to have a big prominence.

The red colour is a wink to Almodóvar, who recognize himself with this colour. The walls are textured wih shapes that remains his films.

© Ricardo Santonja, Emilio Valverde
© Ricardo Santonja, Emilio Valverde

Construction

The monument was constructed with dry self-compacting concrete developped by CEMEX, wich let to be transported to the place with the mixture measured from the headquarters, being only hydrated at the work site. This peculiarity let to make an specific concrete in a place so isolated, where there was no possibility to get technological concretes. The fact of being dosed in advance let to get a better homogeneity and a perfect coloration, avoiding as much as possible mistakes in the dose of colorants and additives.

© Ricardo Santonja, Emilio Valverde
© Ricardo Santonja, Emilio Valverde

This kind of concrete was also chosen because its capacity to reproduce textures, as well as the ability to flow across high density steel frameworks. It doesn´t need to be vibrated, so it was also easier to avoid segregation.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Pedro Almodovar´s Monument / Enproyecto Arquitectura" 03 Oct 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/36851/pedro-almodovar%25c2%25b4s-monument-enproyecto-arquitectura/>
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17 Comments

Arq. Silvia Graff · February 19, 2015

how similar is this monument proyect with own work of 2012!!!

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Johan Lenaerts · September 27, 2010

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Giovanna Tinunin · May 06, 2010

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SUNGMIN LEE · May 06, 2010

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mtpietropoli · November 08, 2009

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Pamela · October 20, 2009

Nice structure!

Kostis Vasiliadis · October 11, 2009
ayca ozbank · October 07, 2009

what a beautiful monument.. http://bit.ly/CwMQa

Formula · October 07, 2009

Very empowering i have to say! A red concrete structure which presents a framed view of the landscape. http://bit.ly/3VDBb

Carliz · October 06, 2009

Spain still in recesion and the politicians spending our money.
80.000 euros to the trash for a political cinema director.
What a shame!

hannah koelmeyer · October 06, 2009

RT @paulverhoeven: A monument has been built to honor Pedro Almodovar: http://bit.ly/m3kmj

daz77 · October 06, 2009

RT @paulverhoeven: A monument has been built to honor Pedro Almodovar: http://bit.ly/m3kmj

oscar falcón lara · October 06, 2009

A bit of a vanity monument but a good one. The red concrete is an interesting idea.

Ana · October 06, 2009

http://bit.ly/12q9WO Monumento a Pedro Almodovar

majchers · October 05, 2009

Mmhhhmmm... But interesting!

Juni · October 05, 2009

Amazing !

Laurent · October 04, 2009

Nice piece!

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