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Day Center and Home for the Elderly of Blancafort / Guillem Carrera

09:00 - 19 March, 2016
Day Center and Home for the Elderly of Blancafort / Guillem Carrera , © Cristina Serra Juncosa
© Cristina Serra Juncosa

© Cristina Serra Juncosa © Cristina Serra Juncosa © Cristina Serra Juncosa © Cristina Serra Juncosa +17

  • Architect

  • Location

    43411 Blancafort, Tarragona, Spain
  • Area

    647.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photography

    Cristina Serra Juncosa

Casa 1217 / H Arquitectes

11:00 - 17 March, 2016
Casa 1217 / H Arquitectes , © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +23

Monastery of San Juan Cover / BSA

05:00 - 17 March, 2016
Monastery of San Juan Cover / BSA, © Santiago Escribano Martínez
© Santiago Escribano Martínez

© Santiago Escribano Martínez © Santiago Escribano Martínez © Santiago Escribano Martínez © Santiago Escribano Martínez +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Plaza San Juan, 09004 Burgos, Burgos, Spain
  • Architects in Charge

    José Manuel Barrio Eguíluz y Alberto Sainz de Aja del Moral (BSA)
  • Area

    200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photography

“La Llena” Equestrian Center / Vicente Sarrablo + Jaume Colom

02:00 - 17 March, 2016
“La Llena” Equestrian Center / Vicente Sarrablo + Jaume Colom, © José Hevia
© José Hevia

© José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia +15

Sant Llàtzer School / Territori 24

13:00 - 16 March, 2016
Sant Llàtzer School / Territori 24, © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Carrer d'en Rubí, 16, 43518 Tortosa, Tarragona, Spain
  • Authors

    Territori24 arquitectura i urbanisme, s.l.p. Eduard Calafell
  • Area

    5154.0 sqm
  • Completion

    2014
  • Photos

Cádiz Castle Restoration: Interesting Interpretation or Harmful to Heritage?

06:00 - 16 March, 2016
Cádiz Castle Restoration: Interesting Interpretation or Harmful to Heritage?, Before and After. Image via Leandro Cabello | Carquero Arquitectura
Before and After. Image via Leandro Cabello | Carquero Arquitectura

In 2011, after the partial collapse of the Matrera Castle in Cádiz, Spain (dating back to the 9th century) the city decided to restore the remaining tower, with the aim of preventing its collapse and protecting the few elements that were still standing. 

The challenge fell into the hands of Spanish architect Carlos Quevedo Rojas, whose design received the approval of the Regional Government of Andalucía, in compliance with the Historical Heritage law 13/2007, which prohibits mimetic reconstructions and requires the use of materials that are distinct from the originals. 

In the words of the architect: “This intervention sought to achieve three basic objectives: to structurally consolidate the elements that were at risk; to differentiate the additions from the original structure (avoiding the mimetic reconstructions that our law prohibits) and to recover the volume, texture and tonality that the tower originally had. The essence of the project is not intended to be, therefore, an image of the future, but rather a reflection of its own past, its own origin.”

The polemical restoration has provoked a broad international discussion about heritage restoration, and the Izquierda Unida group has said it will bring the case to the Andalusian Parliament’s Culture committee to see if the restoration was the result expected by the Ministry of Culture. On the other hand, while the building had previously received only sporadic visits, it has now become a new tourist attraction in the area

Why has a restoration based on the anastylosis technique – which exists around the world – caused so much controversy? It is it really a “heritage massacre” as the media has said? Do you think it could have been carried out in a better way?

Join the debate and leave your comments after the break. 

Infant Pavilion for the Public Primary School “La Barrosa” / Gabriel Verd

06:00 - 14 March, 2016
Infant Pavilion for the Public Primary School “La Barrosa”  / Gabriel Verd, © Jesús Granada
© Jesús Granada

© Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada +26

Ita's Villa / Domohomo arquitectos

05:00 - 12 March, 2016

  • Architects

  • Location

    Muros, A Coruña, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Alba Fernández Arias, Lucía Fernández Rodríguez, Elena López Fernández, Xulio Turnes Vieito
  • Civil engeneer

    Patricia Paris Suárez
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Xulio Turnes Vieito - Domohomo

Courtesy of Xulio Turnes Vieito - Domohomo Courtesy of Xulio Turnes Vieito - Domohomo Courtesy of Xulio Turnes Vieito - Domohomo Courtesy of Xulio Turnes Vieito - Domohomo +19

Casa AJ / OmasC arquitectos

13:00 - 11 March, 2016
Casa AJ / OmasC arquitectos, © Luis Díaz
© Luis Díaz

© Luis Díaz © Luis Díaz © Luis Díaz © Luis Díaz +18

Ca Marcelo / Guillem Carrera

15:00 - 10 March, 2016
Ca Marcelo / Guillem Carrera, © Cristina Serra Juncosa
© Cristina Serra Juncosa

© Cristina Serra Juncosa © Cristina Serra Juncosa © Cristina Serra Juncosa © Cristina Serra Juncosa +15

Casa 2en1 / Gaztelu Jerez Arquitectos

02:00 - 9 March, 2016
Casa 2en1 / Gaztelu Jerez Arquitectos, © Javier Bravo Jabato
© Javier Bravo Jabato

© Javier Bravo Jabato © Javier Bravo Jabato © Javier Bravo Jabato © Javier Bravo Jabato +20

Nikken Sekkei to Design New Camp Nou

14:00 - 8 March, 2016
Nikken Sekkei to Design New Camp Nou, Design of the new Camp Nou. Image Courtesy of FC Barcelona
Design of the new Camp Nou. Image Courtesy of FC Barcelona

Japanese practice Nikken Sekkei, in collaboration with Joan Pascual-Ramon Ausió Arquitectes, has been chosen to design the new Camp Nou stadium for FC Barcelona, according to Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia. The winning team was chosen over three other finalistsHKS + COX + Batell i Roig Arquitectes; BIG + IDOM + BAAS Arquitectes; POPULOUS + Mias Arquitectes + RCR Arquitectes.

The new design intends to compliment the recently unveiled New Palau Blaugrana, FC Barcelona's main basketball arena that will be designed by HOK and TAC Arquitectes. All this is happening alongside the Espai Barça remodel that is expected to begin in 2017 and complete by 2021.

12,000 Pink-Painted Wooden Sticks / Ideo arquitectura

12:00 - 7 March, 2016
12,000 Pink-Painted Wooden Sticks / Ideo arquitectura, © Imagen Subliminal
© Imagen Subliminal

© Imagen Subliminal © Imagen Subliminal © Imagen Subliminal © Imagen Subliminal +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle Mayor, 3, 28801 Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain
  • Author Architect

    Virginia del Barco
  • Collaborator Architect

    Mayte Barrios
  • Area

    55.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Esteve Albert High Scool / Estudi Nao + José María Gutiérrez

13:00 - 6 March, 2016
Esteve Albert High Scool / Estudi Nao + José María Gutiérrez, © José Hevia
© José Hevia

© José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sant Vicenç de Montalt, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Estudi Nao (Francesc Puig, Anna Fumadó) + Jose María Gutiérrez
  • Area

    4650.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

OE House / Fake Industries Architectural Agonism + Aixopluc

04:00 - 4 March, 2016
OE House  / Fake Industries Architectural Agonism +  Aixopluc, © José Hevia
© José Hevia

© José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia +19

Duplex in Gracia / Zest Architecture

02:00 - 2 March, 2016
Duplex in Gracia / Zest Architecture, © Lluís Casals
© Lluís Casals

© Lluís Casals © Lluís Casals © Lluís Casals © Lluís Casals +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Gràcia, Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Project Team

    Co Govers and Joana Ramalhete
  • Area

    277.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

International Biennial of Landscape Architecture

18:11 - 1 March, 2016
International Biennial of Landscape Architecture

The International Biennial of Landscape Architecture is an international event that takes place every two years in Barcelona, gathering architects, professionals, students and professors from all over the world. Since its first edition, the European Landscape Biennial has expressed its desire to intently study and discuss landscape interventions, as much from the perspective of landscape architecture as from other disciplines linked to its study and evolution.

Teruel Lovers Square / José Ignacio Linazasoro

13:00 - 1 March, 2016
Teruel Lovers Square / José Ignacio Linazasoro, © Filippo Poli
© Filippo Poli

© Filippo Poli © Filippo Poli © Filippo Poli © Filippo Poli +15