© Aitor Ortiz

Architects: VAUMM
Location: Aiete Tunelak, San Sebastián, Gipuzkoa,
Architect In Charge: Julen Rozas
Area: 340 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Aitor Ortiz

Carlos Santa María Center / JAAM sociedad de arquitectura

© Adrián Vidal

Architects: JAAM sociedad de arquitectura
Location: , Gipuzkoa, Spain
Project Area: 24,000 sqm
Photography: Adrián Vidal, Jorge Allende, Courtesy of JAAM Sociedad de Arquitectura

Infanta Sofía Hospital / PardoTapia Arquitectos

© Luis Fernández Inglada

Architects: PardoTapia Arquitectos
Location: , Gipuzkoa, Spain
Area: 126,790 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Luis Fernández Inglada

Villa Piedad / Marta Badiola

© Francisco Berreteaga

Architect In Charge: Marta Badiola
Area: 52 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Francisco Berreteaga

Eco-Zone Winning Proposal / BAT + Arquitecnica + LaSuma Paisajistas

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BAT + Arquitecnica + LaSuma Paisajistas shared with us their first prize winning proposal in the Eco-Zone competition for a center for cultural and linguistic diversity and an energy platform (renewable + energy efficiency technologies), including all their necessary content of museographic character. Their proposal aims to value the pre-existing built and landscape of the estate Zabalegi in San Sebastian. The architects seek to remember through their intervention, raising some core structural sections that are born from the house of the Indian, that the first stone or seed of this project was planted by Mr. Arteaga when he to donated his plot performing an act of social responsibility. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Deskontalia Store / VAUMM

© Aitor Ortiz

Architects: VAUMM
Location: Donostia, San Sebastian,
Design Team: Javier Ubillos Pernaut, Marta Alvarez Pastor, Iñigo garcía Odiaga, Jon Muniategiandikoetxea Markiegi, Tomás Valenciano Tamayo
Year: 2012
Photography: Aitor Ortiz

Smart Tasting Prototype / Think Big Factory

Think Big Factory, together with the Basque Culinary Center and Fagor Electrodomésticos, shared with us their development of the Smart Tasting prototype. The prototype integrates the Internet of Things concept into the tasting experience, mixing food with technology. Generating a real-time connection between chefs and customers, connections will be created that explain the most interesting parts of the process to people who are tasting the dishes and vice versa. More images and architects’ description after the break.

San Telmo Museum / Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos

© Stefan Tuchila

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.

Basque Culinary Center / VAUMM


Architects: VAUMM architecture& urbanism
Location: Donostia-, Gipuzkoa, Spain
Project Team: Iñigo García Odiaga, Javier Ubillos, Jon Muniategiandikoetxea, Marta Alvarez y Tomás Valenciano
Collaborators: Naroa Oleaga, Ander Rodriguez, Architecture PFC students
Promotor: Basque Culinary Center
Completion: 2011
Total square meters: 15,000 sqm
Budget: 17,000,000 €
Photographs: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

San Sebastian Subway Entrance / Snøhetta

Courtesy of Snøhetta

The building of the new metro in San Sebastian Donastia will connect the people and the different areas of the city in a new way. It will set a new standard for the future of the town and its way forward. It will offer donastiarras and visitors a new means of public transpiration, and be a part of the future pulse of San Sebastian Donastia. The entrance design by Snøhetta is based on a continuous movement from underground level to over ground, and vice versa. The design element goes from being a ceiling structure underground to create a roof structure over the stairs and up over ground. The structure describes the transition between the two states and connects the city life with the metro world. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Eleva / BABELstudio


BABELstudio‘s recent project, Eleva, has been selected for the second phase of the international competition for station entrances of the future San Sebastian underground. Also in the second phase, well-known offices as , Morphosis and Richard Rogers are active participants. Follow after the break for further images and a brief narrative from the architects.

Palace of Aiete / isuuru arquitectos

© Jesús Martín Ruiz

Architects: isuuru arquitectos – Aitzpea Lazkano Orbegozo y Carlos Abadías Banzo
Location: San Sebastian,
Project area: 1,990 sqm
Project year: 2010
Photographs:  Jesús Martín Ruiz