Refurbishment of the Justice Palace of Palencia / Aranguren&Gallegos Arquitectos

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  4345
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
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    Photographs:Jesús Granada
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  Technal, Marlonst, XAL
  • Collaborators: Pablo Aranguren, Blanca Juanes, Jacobo Arenal Frías, Arturo Alberquilla Rodríguez, Simón Francés Martínez, Roberto Ortiz de Landázuri, José Antonio Rodríguez Casas
  • Architects In Charge: Mª José Aranguren López y José González Gallegos
  • City: Palencia
  • Country: Spain
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Text description provided by the architects. In order to adapt to the current needs of the Ministry of Justice, the whole building of the Palace of Justice needs to be rehabilitated.

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Court Diagrams
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The functional program of the Courts needs to be adjusted, complying all the new regulations required in the CTE (Technical Construction Code), solving issues such as accesibility for people with disabilities, evacuation and energy efficiency.

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Cross Section
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The intervention highlights the value of the current building, preserving completely its four facades until the level of cornice, replacing and improving the profiles of the windows and undertaking the cleaning and treatment of the stone and brick.

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Above the first stone cornice, previously there was another floor and an inclined roof, which had worse quality compared to the rest of the building. That’s why it is replaced by a new volume, lighter and diaphanous, that by its material quality tends to merge with the sky, highlighting the noble part of the existing building.

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The use of a perforated metallic lattice protects the glazed facade of radiation, but achieves permeability allowing the passage of light and views through the building.

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The new upper volumen acquires a neutral and transparent carácter, dematerialazing above the current cornice during the day and acting as a luminous lantern at night.

Longitudinal Section

The soul of the intervention links with an already extensive contemporary tradition of approaching existing buildings with the purpose os revitalizing them, making overlays or additions of new volumes with modern language that helps revive and enhance the inherited.

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Project location

Address:Plaza de los Juzgados, 1, 34001 Palencia, Spain

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Cite: "Refurbishment of the Justice Palace of Palencia / Aranguren&Gallegos Arquitectos" [Rehabilitación y reforma integral del Palacio de Justicia de Palencia / Aranguren&Gallegos Arquitectos] 06 Aug 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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