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Pharmacy El Puente / ariasrecalde taller de arquitectura

© Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas

AD Classics: Caja Granada Savings Bank / Alberto Campo Baeza

The city of Granada in southern Spain is well reputed for its architectural heritage. It counts among its treasures the Alhambra and the Generalife, two of the finest triumphs of Moorish culture, in addition to countless works of European lineage from the centuries following the Reconquista. Since 2001, Granada has been able to lay claim to one of Spain’s finest contemporary projects as well, the Caja Granada Savings Bank, designed by the since-established firm of Alberto Campo Baeza.

The transluscent glow of the thin alabaster wall of the northern offices. Image © Estudio Arquitectura Campo Baeza © Estudio Arquitectura Campo Baeza Exterior glass on the southern profiles is recessed behind the extruded frame to shield it from direct sunlight. Image © Estudio Arquitectura Campo Baeza © Estudio Arquitectura Campo Baeza

Moorish Wall in Alto Albaicín / Antonio Jiménez Torrecillas

  • Architects: Antonio Jiménez Torrecillas
  • Location: Calle Pernaleros Alto, 18010 Granada, Granada, Spain
  • Project Year: 2006
  • Photographs: David Arredondo y Alberto García, Vicente del Amo, Theo Coutanceau, Jesús Torres, Courtesy of Antonio Jiménez Torrecillas

© Vicente del Amo © Vicente del Amo © Vicente del Amo © Jesús Torres

Single Family House with Garden / DTR_Studio Arquitectos

  • Architects: DTR_Studio Arquitectos
  • Location: Granada, Granada, Spain
  • Architect in Charge: Jose Miguel Vázquez , Jose María Olmedo
  • Architects Collaborators: Claudia Gutierrez, Alba Márquez
  • Area: 287.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Javier Callejas

© Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas

Álvaro Siza + Juan Domingo Santos Design “New Gate of Alhambra”

Commissioned after winning an international competition in 2010, Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza Viera and Granada-based Juan Domingo Santos have unveiled designs for a new entrance and visitors center at the Alhambra World Heritage site. A result of “superimposing a regular geometry over a territory of topography,” the new gate rearranges visitor access into the more than 1000-year-old monument through a series of enclosed, shaded courtyards and open, sunlit terraces. 

Following to his experience at the Alhambra in 2009, Siza journaled about his envision for the new gate, stating: “…from bright sun to shadows, from warmth to coolness, from wide to intimate focus, I like to dream about my project before I set it down in any detail.”

Teacher Training Center / Ramón Fernández-Alonso

  • Architect: Ramón Fernández-Alonso
  • Location: Granada, Spain
  • Technical Architects: Miguel Ángel Jiménez Dengra, Rafael Palma Moyano y Francisco Torres Ramirez
  • Area: 19756.0 m2
  • Year: 2012
  • Photography: Jesús Granada

© Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada

Research and Production Plant for Pharmaceutical and Food Products / Ramón Fernández-Alonso

Courtesy of Ramón Fernández-Alonso © Fernando Alda  Courtesy of Ramón Fernández-Alonso Courtesy of Ramón Fernández-Alonso

Dominican School in Ogíjares / Elisa Valero Ramos

  • Architect: Elisa Valero Ramos
  • Location: Granada, Spain
  • Technical Architect: Rufino Manuel Quesada Molina
  • Client: Colegio Santa María del Llano
  • Collaborator: Leonardo Tapiz Buzarra
  • Constructor: Parejo Anguita S.L.
  • Area: 931.5 sqm
  • Year: 2012
  • Photography: Fernando Alda

© Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda 

Polyvalent Social Center in Lancha del Genil / Elisa Valero Ramos

© Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda 

Legal Medical Institute of Granada / Andrés López, Jesús Bozzo y Rosa Palacios

© Jesús Granada
© Jesús Granada

© Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada

Police Headquarters / Juan Alberto Morillas Martín

  • Architects: Juan Alberto Morillas Martín
  • Location: Granada, Spain
  • Architect in Charge: Juan Alberto Morillas Martín
  • Engineering: OTINGAR S.L.
  • Structure Calculation: OTINGAR S.L.
  • Collaborators: Luis Miguel París López
  • Technical Architect: Miguel Fernández Melguizo
  • Area: 2751.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Jesus Granada

© Jesus Granada © Jesus Granada © Jesus Granada © Jesus Granada

GENyO Laboratories / Planho

© Alejandro González
© Alejandro González

© Alejandro González © Alejandro González © Alejandro González © Alejandro González

Pavilion of Tetrabriks / CUAC Arquitectura + Sugarplatform

© Javier Callejas Sevilla
© Javier Callejas Sevilla
  • Architects: CUAC Arquitectura, Sugarplatform
  • Location: Granada, Spain
  • Design Team CUAC Arquitectura: Tomás García Píriz, Javier Castellano Pulido
  • Design Team Sugarplatform : Julian Fajardo, Cristophe Beaveuz
  • Budget: 2,000 €
  • Area: 450 sqm
  • Photographs: Javier Callejas Sevilla

© Javier Callejas Sevilla © Javier Callejas Sevilla © Javier Callejas Sevilla © Javier Callejas Sevilla

Swimming Pool in “Bola de Oro” Sports Centre / José Luis Rodríguez Gil

© Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda

Architects: José Luis Rodríguez Gil Location: Granada, Andalucia, Spain Design Team: José Luis Rodríguez Gil, Jorge G. Molinero Sánchez Project Year: 2009 Photographs: Fernando Alda

© Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda

Store reform / A-cero

  • Architects: A-cero
  • Location: Calle de los Mesones, 51, 18001 Granada, Spain
  • Architect in Charge: Joaquin Torres, Rafael Llamazares
  • Area: 48.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Juan Sánchez

© Juan Sánchez © Juan Sánchez © Juan Sánchez © Juan Sánchez

Horizontal Showcase / Paloma Baquero Masats + Juan Antonio Serrano García

© Javier Callejas Sevilla © Javier Callejas Sevilla © Javier Callejas Sevilla © Javier Callejas Sevilla

Almajayar Offices / Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos

  • Architects: Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos
  • Location: Calle Joaquín Eguarás s/n, Granada, Spain
  • Client: Dirección General de Patrimonio. Consejería de Economía y Hacienda. Junta de Andalucía.
  • Budget: 34.930.267 €
  • Area: 46.893 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Duccio Malagamba

© Duccio Malagamba © Duccio Malagamba © Duccio Malagamba © Duccio Malagamba

Kindergarten in El Serrallo / Elisa Valero Ramos

  • Architects: Elisa Valero Ramos
  • Location: Calle Gran Vía de Colón, 3, 18001 Granada, Spain
  • Architects: Elisa Valero Ramos
  • Collaborators: Leonardo Tapiz Buzarra, Esteban Salcedo, Óscar Raya
  • Building Surveyor: María de los Llanos Martín Romero
  • Client: HE Planning Department. Granada Council
  • Area: 887.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Fernando Alda 

© Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda