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Refurbishment of Garcimuñoz Castle / Izaskun Chinchilla

  • 09:00 - 3 July, 2016
Refurbishment of Garcimuñoz Castle / Izaskun Chinchilla
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Cuenca, Spain
  • Project Structural Consultancy

    FHECOR Ingenieros Consultores.
  • Project Service Consultancy

    R.ÚRCULO Ingenieros Consultores.
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

  • Budget, safe and healthy Consultancy

    Julio Hernánz Cabila.
  • Project Archeologist

    Joaquim Parcerisas Civit.
  • Collaborators during the project

    Carlos Jimenez Cenamor.
  • Supervising Director

    Izaskun Chinchilla
  • Technical Supervisor

    Urbano Chousa
  • Supervising Co-director from March 2010 to December 2011

    Carlos Jimenez Cenamor
  • Structural Consultancy

    Roberto Marín Sampalo.
  • Execution Supervision Assisttants

    D-fine S.L.
  • On Site Archeologist

    Joaquim Parcerisas Civit.
  • Contractor

    CLEOP S.A.
  • Quality Control On Site

    Intercontrol Levante S.A.
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From the architect. The Refurbishment of Garcimuñoz Medieval Castle has three main purposes:

+ To reinforce the existing structures, coming from different periods of History, avoiding their decay. 

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+ To transform the existing ruins in suitable and safe spaces for public visit and to contribute to their understanding. 

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+ To introduce new cultural and digital uses, proposed by the author of the project, that compensate the lack of cultural equipments within the area and that ensure a self sustained activity and maintenance of the building.   

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Methodology: Main landmarks in the research process for this building has been:
2002: Invited by Spanish Ministry of Public Works to a restricted competition to propose future use and architectural refurbishment of the Garcimuñoz Castle ruins. We analyzed the lack of public and cultural equipment in the area and the seasonal flows of visitors through national statistics. 

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2003-2005: Tight work with engineers to define a project that could be completely dismantled and reassembled elsewhere. Increase of the number of structural elements to reduce their weight. Research on the compatibility of micropiling with archeological remains. Research on bioclimatic techniques that could be implemented in the Castle. Research in this period was mainly base in design, calculation and analyze of existing buildings. In 2005 the execution project is presented and pre-approved. 

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2005-2008: Justification of legal requirements for public buildings. In 2006 the actual Technical Building Code became effective. During two years we had to proof to implied authorities how the design was accomplishing through alternative means all legal and safety conditions. Type of work was base in calculation (evacuation times, resistance of particular architectural elements). 

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2008-2010: Although contract with contractor is signed up at the end 2008 factual works in the site began on March 2010. In the meanwhile there was a tight work with the metal company FERROALUPAL producing first set of prototypes. 

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2010-2013: Site supervision works. Complexity of building and context demand mixed methodologies: building production, trial and error, manufacturing techniques, digital methods and plenty of prototyping.  

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3 Comments

ABruce · July 05, 2016

Fortuantely it was designed to be "completely dismantled and reassembled elsewhere"

JMFM · July 04, 2016

This is most confusing.

mv · July 04, 2016

After reading the article the architect says nothing about the design concept and how it operates. There is no way to understand how the design satisfies the 3 requirements and why. This lack of information makes me think that the design is completely random and naive.

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