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Iconweb Offices / NAN Arquitectos

05:00 - 1 April, 2016
Iconweb Offices  / NAN Arquitectos, © Iván Casal Nieto
© Iván Casal Nieto

© Iván Casal Nieto © Iván Casal Nieto © Iván Casal Nieto © Iván Casal Nieto +26

Kindergarten Valdespartera / Magen Arquitectos

03:00 - 29 March, 2016
Kindergarten Valdespartera  / Magen Arquitectos, © Pedro Pegenaute
© Pedro Pegenaute

© Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute +11

  • Location

    Calle El Tambor de Hojalata, 50019 Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Magen Arquitectos
  • Design Team

    Jaime Magen, Fco. Javier Magen
  • Area

    1808.99 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Vitoria-Gasteiz Town Hall Offices / IDOM

05:00 - 28 March, 2016
Vitoria-Gasteiz Town Hall Offices / IDOM, © Aitor Ortiz
© Aitor Ortiz

© Aitor Ortiz © Aitor Ortiz © Aitor Ortiz © Aitor Ortiz +28

  • Architect

  • Location

    Vitoria-Gasteiz, Álava, Spain
  • Lead Architect

    César Azcárate Gómez Jesús Armendáriz
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photography

Caramoniña Allotments / Abalo Alonso arquitectos

05:00 - 27 March, 2016
Caramoniña Allotments  / Abalo Alonso arquitectos, © Hector Santos Diez
© Hector Santos Diez

© Hector Santos Diez © Hector Santos Diez © Hector Santos Diez © Hector Santos Diez +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rúa da Caramoniña, Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Elizabeth Abalo, Gonzalo Alonso, arquitectos
  • Area

    2650.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Gaggenau / Alventosa Morell Arquitectes

19:00 - 25 March, 2016
Gaggenau / Alventosa Morell Arquitectes , © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +22

  • Location

    Carrer de Rocafort, Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Alventosa Morell Arquitectes
  • Design Team

    Alventosa Morell Arquitectes (Josep Maria Alventosa, Marc Alventosa i Xavier Morell)
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Casa Sebbah / Pepe Gascon + ASA Alexandre Boulin

03:00 - 25 March, 2016
Casa Sebbah / Pepe Gascon +  ASA Alexandre Boulin, © José Hevia
© José Hevia

© José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Carrer Punta d'en Toni, 11, 17255 Begur, Girona, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Pepe Gascón, Alexandre Boulin (ASA 2002) 

  • Design Team

    ASA Alexandre Boulin, 
Pepe Gascón Arquitectura 

  • Area

    235.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

The House on the Cliff / GilBartolome Architects

03:00 - 23 March, 2016
The House on the Cliff  / GilBartolome Architects, © Jesus Granada
© Jesus Granada

© Jesus Granada © Jesus Granada © Jesus Granada © Jesus Granada +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Granada, Granada, Spain
  • Architects in Charge

    Pablo Gil and Jaime Bartolomé (GilBartolome Architects)
  • Area

    210.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

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

  • Location

    L'Escala, Girona, Spain
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

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

  • Architects

  • Location

    08779 La Llacuna, Barcelona, Spain
  • Design Team

    Vicente Sarrablo, Jaume Colom
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

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

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