Architects: Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos
Location: Córdoba, Spain
Partners In Charge: Fuensanta Nieto – Enrique Sobejano
Communicative Lighting Façade: Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos, in cooperation with realities:united
Project Architect: Vanesa Manrique
Collaborators: Sebastián Sasse, Beat Steuri, Carlos Ballesteros, Mauro Herrero, Bart de Beer, Alexandra Sobral, Juan Carlos Redondo, Rocío Domínguez, Nik Wenzke, Gilta Koch, Jesús Gijón
Photographs: Roland Halbe, Fernando Alda
The successful architectural rehabilitation and expansion project for the historical San Telmo Museum by Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos emphasizes its connection with society both artistically and historically. Recognized internationally for recovering the original building to make it a contemporary work, the architects made it possible for the museum to reopen by providing a museum as well as a place to spread knowledge and create thought.
Also designed for the new museum is its extension with a new wing, under Mount Urgull along the seashore, intended to house the new cultural and commercial uses along with optimize accessibility for the public and the collections. The visual impact of the modern construction has been minimized thanks to the architects being able to work closely with artists Leopoldo Ferrán and Agustina Otero who have created a semi-plant wall covering the building with perforated steel sheets. A gallery of images taken by photographer Stefan Tuchila can be viewed after the break.
The ancient castle of Moritzburg in the city of Halle is a very valuable example of Gothic military architecture, typical of Germany at the end of the 15th century. Its turbulent history has inevitably been reflected in the many alternations it has undergone over the years. But despite these, the building still keeps the original structure of its main architectural features: the surrounding wall, three of the four round towers at the corners and the central courtyard.
Architect: Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos, S.L.P.
Location: Halle, Saale, Germany
Project Team: Fuensanta Nieto, Enrique Sobejano, Sebastian Sasse (Project Architect), Udo Brunner, Nina Nolting, Dirk Landt, Susann Euen, Siverin Arndt
Competition Collaborators: Vanesa Manrique, Nina Nolting, Olaf Syrbe, Miguel Ubarrechena
Site Supervision: Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos S.L.P., Fuensanta Nieto, Enrique Sobejano, Sebastian Sasse, Johannes Stumpf, Karl Heinz Bosse
Structural Engineer: GSE, Jorg Enseleit
MEP Engineer: Rentschler y Riedesser, Jürgen Trautwein
Models: Juan de Dios Hernández-Jesús Rey
Roof Construction Company: Dornhöfer GmbH
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Roland Halbe Fotografie