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Clares Sisters Convent Refurbishment / a3gm

  • 00:00 - 27 February, 2011
Clares Sisters Convent Refurbishment / a3gm
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Burgos, Spain
  • Project Architects

    Jesús Alba Elías, Laura García Juárez, Jesús García Vivar, Smara Gonçalves Diez, Carlos Miranda Barroso
  • Collaborator

    Ignacio Martínez Fernández
  • Area

    3150.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. The convent of Poor Clares have a labyrinthine organization with multiple levels joined by stairs which hinder the development of the older sisters. The cells that serve as accommodations were not fit for habitation: lack of insulation, aged materials, humidity

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Many of the toilets also lacked a decent treatment, beginning with its location that required the use of stairs.

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The public area of the monastery, where are situated the lathe, the church and the access for visitors, included a series of steps that constituted a real barrier. The government of Castile and Leon decided to undertake the reform of the building and outdoor space, bearing in mind the austerity of its occupants.

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