MOBO to Streamline Public Access to Cartagena’s UNESCO-Protected Fortress Wall

La Media Luna. Image © M.O.N.O.M.O.

MOBO Architects has won a competition to refurbish the vertical and horizontal access structures of the UNESCO protected fortresses that surround ’s colonial walled city. With an aim to create a walking tour through the bastions and walls that is both safe and pleasant, MOBO’s winning proposal offers a series of urban interventions that will unify the existing disparate structures and create a continuous pathway for pedestrians and cyclists. This, as MOBO describes, will “completely restructure the way that the citizens and visitors use not only the wall, but also the spaces in the city.”

Pies Descalzos School / Giancarlo Mazzanti

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Architects: Giancarlo Mazzanti
Location: Cartagena, Bolivar,
Associated Manater: Juan Manuel Gil
Concept Design: Nestor Gualteros, Rocio Lamprea
Project Development: Fredy Fortich, Rocio Lamprea, Liv Johana Zea, Diego Castro, Maria Sol Echeverri
Interns: Stephany Zapata, Juliana Alzate, Andres Correa, Jessica Jaramillo, Samir Abu-Shibab, Santiago Rincon, Fabvio Caicedo, Alejandra Loreto, Christelle Tsikras, Manuel Gutierrez
Project Area: 11200 sqm
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Sergio Gomez, Pies Descalzos Foundation

Development of Cruise Terminal Extension Project / Martín Lejarraga

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Architects: Martín Lejarraga
Location: Port,
Project Area: 11,074 sqm
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: David Frutos

Deck Over A Roman Site / Amann-Canovas-Mauri

© David Frutos

Architects: Amann-Canovas-Mauri  – Atxu Amann, Andrés Cánovas, Nicolás Maruri.
Location: Parque Del Monlinete, , Murcia, Spain
Completion: 2011
Design Team: Nacho Álvarez-Monteserín, Javier Gutiérrez, Ana López, Pablo Sigüenza, José López
Client: Cartagena Puerto de Culturas
Budget: 977.719€
Photographs: David Frutos 

   

Auditorium in Cartagena / Selgas Cano

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Architects: Selgas Cano
Location: Cartagena,
Project Architect: Jose Selgas, Lucía Cano
Project Team: Lara Resco, José de Villar, José Jaraiz, Lorena del Río, Blas Antón, Miguel San Millán, Carlos Chacón, Julián Fernandez, Beatriz Quintana, Jaehoon Yook, Jeongwoo Choi, Laura Culiañez, Bárbara Bardín
Architectural Assistant: Antonio Mármol, Joaquín Cárceles, Rául Jiménez
Completion: 2011
Site Area: 5,628 sqm
Total Square Footage: 18,500 sqm
Budget: 34.5 Euro
Photographs: Iwan Baan

National Museum of Underwater Archaeology / Estudio Vazquez Consuegra

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Architects: Estudio Vazquez Consuegra
Location: Cartagena,
Project Architect: Guillermo Vázquez Consuegra
Technical Architects: Marcos Vázquez Consuegra and Mariano García
Collaborators: Pedro Díaz, Harald Schönegger, Pedro Caro, Fernando Burgos, Joaquín Amaya (Documentation) Miguel Chaves, Francisco Calvo, Eduardo Melero and Jeff Geisinger
Structure: NB-35, S.L./J. Jiménez Cañas, Ingeniero C.C. y P.
Services: Insur-JG, S.L.
Models: Talleres Vázquez, Juan de Dios Hernández and Jesús Rey
Project Area: 6,012 sqm
Budget: 11,458,000 €
Project Year: 2001-2008
Photographs: Duccio Malagamba & David Frutos