AD Classics: Caja Granada Savings Bank / Alberto Campo Baeza

© Estudio Arquitectura Campo Baeza

The city of Granada in southern 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, has been able to lay claim to one of Spain’s finest contemporary projects as well, the Caja Savings Bank, designed by the since-established firm of Alberto Campo Baeza.

Moorish Wall in Alto Albaicín / Antonio Jiménez Torrecillas

© David Arredondo y Alberto García

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

Single Family House with Garden / DTR_Studio Arquitectos

© Javier Callejas

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

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

Alhambra Atrium I Ivy Courtyard (Northwest Landscape View). Image © Vieira + ; Rendering by LT Studios

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

© Jesús Granada

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

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

© Fernando Alda

Architects: Ramón Fernández-Alonso
Location: Granada,
Area: 6,778 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Fernando Alda, Courtesy of

Dominican School in Ogíjares / Elisa Valero Ramos

© Fernando Alda

Architect: Elisa Valero Ramos
Location: , 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

Polyvalent Social Center in Lancha del Genil / Elisa Valero Ramos

© Fernando Alda

Architect Office: Elisa Valero Ramos
Location: Lancha del Genil, ,
Area: 561.8 sqm
Photographs: Fernando Alda

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

© Jesús Granada

Architects: Andrés López, Jesús Bozzo, Rosa Palacios
Location: Campus de la Salud, Granada, Spain
Area: 3,405 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Jesús Granada

Police Headquarters / Juan Alberto Morillas Martín

© Jesus

Architects: Juan Alberto Morillas Martín
Location: Granada,
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
Year: 2010
Photographs: Jesus Granada

GENyO Laboratories / Planho

© Alejandro González

Architects: Planho
Location: , Spain
Area: 5,633 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Alejandro González

Pavilion of Tetrabriks / CUAC Arquitectura + Sugarplatform

© Javier Callejas Sevilla

Architects: CUAC Arquitectura, Sugarplatform
Location: ,
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

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

© Fernando Alda

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

Store reform / A-cero

© Juan Sánchez

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

Portago Urban / IlmioDESIGN

© Alfonso Acedo

Architects: IlmioDESIGN – Andrea Spada, Michele Corbani
Location: Plaza Fortuny, , Spain
Client: Global Suites S.A 
Design Team: Andrea Spada, Michele Corbani
Completation: January 2012
Built Area: 1,000 sqm
Photographs: Alfonso Acedo

Motril Footbridge / Guijón Arquitectura

© Fernando Alda

Architects: Guijón Arquitectura  – Angel Gijón Díaz, Vicente Guallart Furió
Location: Entorno Urbano De la Alcoholera, Motril, ,
Collaborators: Maria Diaz, Mónica Luque, Fernando Meneses, Daniela Frogheri, Andrea Imaz, Adrian Martin Munoz, Manolo Matin Munoz
Projet year: 2010-2011
Photographs: Fernando Alda

   

Horizontal Showcase / Paloma Baquero Masats + Juan Antonio Serrano García

© Javier Callejas Sevilla

Architects: Paloma Baquero Masats + Juan Antonio Serrano García
Location: Puerta Real nº 1 Inside Passage local 2, 18009 Granada, Spain
Developer, Owner: Antonio Salto M.
Total Budget: €50,000
Built Area: 35 sqm
Photographs: Javier Callejas Sevilla

Almajayar Offices / Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos

© Duccio Malagamba

Architect: Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos
Location: Calle Joaquín Eguarás s/n, Granada,
Client: Dirección General de Patrimonio. Consejería de Economía y Hacienda. Junta de Andalucía.
Budget: 34.930.267,43 €
Area: 46.893 sqm
Construction date: 2004 – 2010
Photographs: Duccio Malagamba Fotografía de Arquitectura