Location: 38613 Vilaflor, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Architect In Charge: José Manuel Rodríguez Peña
Engineer: Nelson Hernández Dorta
Project Year: 2014
Photography: Courtesy of TECHNE
By focusing on the architecture of interiors, Inaki Ábalos, the curator of this year’s Spanish Pavilion, highlights the spaces within 12 Spanish buildings. These projects, mostly completed within the past three years, serve as specifically important instances of refurbishment and regeneration of Spain’s built heritage. The exhibition is a study not only of the architecture itself, but of the cultural material that gave rise to the specific forms. Through large-scale photographs and sections of each of the presented spaces, Interior seeks “the place where life unfolds, the central theme of architecture.” Read on to find the rest of the curator’s statement.