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Virgen del Carmen Bar / Estudio Arn Arquitectos

  • 05:00 - 14 September, 2016
Virgen del Carmen Bar / Estudio Arn Arquitectos
Virgen del Carmen Bar  / Estudio Arn Arquitectos, © David Frutos
© David Frutos

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Santa Pola, Alicante, Spain
  • Architects in Charge

    José Amorós Gonzálvez, Luis Rubiato Brotons, Patricia Navarro Mazón
  • Photographs

  • Promotion

    Cofradía de Pescadores de Santa Pola.
  • Technical Architect

    Elena Rogel Ruíz
  • Industrial Engineer

    Amorós Ingenieros ; María Amorós Gonzálvez
  • Calculist

    Raúl Álamo Brotons
  • Collaborator

    Universidad de Alicante (GIRA); Miguel Louis Cereceda, Yolanda Spairani Berrio, Raúl Prado Govea, Jose Antonio Huesca Tortosa, Ángeles García del Cura, David Benavente
  • Santa Pola Municipality

    Rafael Plá
  • Construction

    Grupo Renovak Rehabilitación de Edificios,
  • Wood Works

    Carpinteria Quiver.
  • Steel Works

    Cerrajería La Vila
  • Paintor

    Decokeren
  • Fountain

    Fontanería Galiana
  • Electricity

    Electricidad Paquete
  • More Specs Less Specs
© David Frutos
© David Frutos

Text description provided by the architects. What initially was meant to be the repair of some humidity and filtrations, turned out to be the full rehabilitation of this historical building, which dates to 1860, to its original value of “Posito Pesquero”.

© David Frutos
© David Frutos

During the intervention it becomes self-evident that, the different actions executed over time on the building, as well as the evolution of the building´s purpose, have provoked the initial condition, together with the composition and the cavities in its facade, to be found completely modified and detracted from its initial aspect due to its constant adaptations towards its current function, making it unrecognizable when compared to its initial aspect and projection.

© David Frutos
© David Frutos

Externally, the walls were found covered by different layers of paint and mortar. Internally, a brick wall covered with tiles, hid the original ashlar and masonry walls. Two levels of false ceilings placed at different heights prevented the view of the original wooden structure which composed the roof of the building.

© David Frutos
© David Frutos

An interior redistribution of the existing surface area is suggested, as well as a small expansion which takes advantage of the spatial dimensions in order to, by creating a double-height, offer the possibility of savoring the building from unknown points of view, placed on different levels and allowing to put value on highly important and singular elements such as the original wooden structure that forms the roof.

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An extensive consolidation and cleaning process is carried out with several actions towards its maintenance and recovery.

© David Frutos
© David Frutos

For this process, the different layers of paint and mortar that covered the external facade are removed in order to allow for the visibility of the load-bearing masonry walls with elements of brick, plinth, border and cornice.

© David Frutos
© David Frutos

The original composition of the cavities in the facade is recovered by eliminating the cavities generated by the new functional use of the building. In this case, functionality had been prioritized however not respecting its original look given its dimensions and locations.

© David Frutos
© David Frutos

The original roof tiles are recovered and polished up as well as provided with the necessary isolation and water-resistant treatment for its current use. The exterior aspect of plain roof tile is also recovered.

© David Frutos
© David Frutos

Two large access gates are introduced in the facade, resembling the warehouses of the days. The gates help to enhance the access to the building and to hide and integrate at the same time the composition of the facade and the supply connections that must be placed in the external enclosure of the building.

© David Frutos
© David Frutos

Two metallic coated crates painted in black allow to separate the carpentry in the access thereby respecting the brick borders that used to frame the original cavities.

© David Frutos
© David Frutos

A forged wall is built to separate the construction from direct contact with the land against capillary rise of humidity. A floated concrete deck is used as pavement in order to provide continuity.

© David Frutos
© David Frutos

The new floor structure that is executed and that constitutes the intermediate attic floor, is separated from the ashlar stones and the masonry walls, respecting hereby the original building structure and clearly differentiating if from the new intervention.

© David Frutos
© David Frutos

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Cite: "Virgen del Carmen Bar / Estudio Arn Arquitectos" [Bar Virgen del Carmen / Estudio Arn Arquitectos] 14 Sep 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/795208/virgen-del-carmen-bar-estudio-arn-arquitectos/> ISSN 0719-8884
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