Mecanoo has broke ground on its “Palace of Justice” courthouse in a residential area of Córdoba, Spain. The first-prize winning proposal of an international design competition in 2006, the project was significantly delayed by the area’s economic instability. Slated for completion in 2017, the building aims to unify the neighborhood’s mix of contemporary and historic influences while providing essential public services for the region.
Architects: Angel Cid y Jose Santos
Location: Porto de Rianxo, España
Design Team: Silvia Diz, Marta Fernández, Maite Gómez, Clara Miguélez, Cristina Simón, Cristina Sánchez, architects. GAIA Enxeñería, facilities engineering. Miguel Nouche, draftsman.
Area: 5933.0 sqm
Photographs: Xurxo Lobato
This week in our Architectural Photographers series, we look at Spanish architect Montse Zamorano, who after living in Shanghai for a year decided to photograph architecture. She is currently based in New York, where she is studying for a Masters in Branding at SVA as a Fulbright student. Montse works internationally as a freelance photographer and videographer for studios such as Foster and Partners, Álvaro Siza and Héctor Fernández Elorza.