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

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

Commissioned after winning an international competition in 2010, Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza Viera and -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

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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

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

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Architects: Ramón Fernández-Alonso
Location: , Spain
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: Granada,
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

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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

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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

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Architects:
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
Year: 2010
Photographs: Jesus Granada

GENyO Laboratories / Planho

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

Pavilion of Tetrabriks / CUAC Arquitectura + Sugarplatform

© Javier Callejas Sevilla

Architects: CUAC Arquitectura, Sugarplatform
Location: Granada, Spain
Design Team : Tomás García Píriz, Javier Castellano Pulido
Design Team : 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

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

Store reform / A-cero

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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

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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

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Architects: Guijón Arquitectura  – Angel Gijón Díaz, Vicente Guallart Furió
Location: Entorno Urbano De la Alcoholera, Motril, Granada,
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

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

Almajayar Offices / Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos

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Architect: Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos
Location: Calle Joaquín Eguarás s/n, ,
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

Kindergarten in El Serrallo / Elisa Valero Ramos

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Architects: Elisa Valero Ramos
Location: , Spain
Building Surveyor: María de los Llanos Martín Romero
Collaborators: Leonardo Tapiz Buzarra, Esteban Salcedo, Óscar Raya
Client: HE Planning Department. Granada Council
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 887.30 sqm
Photographs: Fernando Alda

Water Museum / Juan Domingo Santos

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Architect: Juan Domingo Santos
Location: Lanjarón, Granada,
Project Year: 2009
Collaborators: Julien Fajardo, arquitecto, Isabel Díaz Rodríguez, Carmen Moreno Álvarez y Margarita Martínez Barbero
Technique Architect: Juan Diego Guarderas García
Industrial Engineer: Patricio Bautista Carrascosa
Project Area: 478 square meters (interior) + 32 square meters (wooden pavilion)
Photographs: Fernando Alda

Single-Family House in Pedro Verde / Elisa Valero Arquitectura

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Architects: Elisa Valero Arquitectura
Location: ,
Project Year: 2008
Project Area: 229.44 sqm
Photographs: Fernando Alda