Camino de Santiago Trek French Arrival Ramp / CREUSeCARRASCO Arquitectos

Camino de Santiago Trek French Arrival Ramp / CREUSeCARRASCO Arquitectos

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  333
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2020
  • Photographs
    Photographs :Luís Díaz Díaz
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  iGuzzini, Granichan
  • Lead Architects : Juan Creus, Covadonga Carrasco
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Camino de Santiago Trek French Arrival Ramp / CREUSeCARRASCO Arquitectos - Exterior Photography
© Luís Díaz Díaz

Text description provided by the architects. The entrance of the “Camino de Santiago” into the city meets between the sacred hill “Monte do Gozo” and the high-speed infrastructures that surround it. Until now, a long and steep staircase solved this slope, built following the lines of the tracks, breaking the continuity of the route and making accessibility difficult for people, preventing mobility in a wheelchair, bicycle, or on horseback. 

Camino de Santiago Trek French Arrival Ramp / CREUSeCARRASCO Arquitectos - Concrete
© Luís Díaz Díaz
Camino de Santiago Trek French Arrival Ramp / CREUSeCARRASCO Arquitectos - Exterior Photography
© Luís Díaz Díaz

The ramp recovers the idea of the path and replaces the staircase, taking advantage of the cuts made to the slope. Its gentle tilting allows stopping and observing the city that appears along the way. The curves, with their twists and turns, can be used as transitional spaces in which the change towards the urban takes place, but also the memory of the nature that is being left behind. In this sense, the serpentine route of 111 meters long and 2.5 wide, in addition to functional improvement, plays a role that registers for the walker a change of time (arrival) and space (between the mountain and the city).

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Built as a U of concrete and stone at its ends, it rests as well as levitates from the ground with 25-meter spans, alongside a line that holds the lighting and expansion cuts that serve as a drain. The whole of it is both line and duct, a piece that appears, accompanies and disappears for the pilgrim who enters into the city and whose next aim is reaching the cathedral.

Camino de Santiago Trek French Arrival Ramp / CREUSeCARRASCO Arquitectos - Exterior Photography
© Luís Díaz Díaz
Camino de Santiago Trek French Arrival Ramp / CREUSeCARRASCO Arquitectos - Exterior Photography
© Luís Díaz Díaz

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Address:Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña, Spain

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Cite: "Camino de Santiago Trek French Arrival Ramp / CREUSeCARRASCO Arquitectos" [Rampa - Llegada del camino francés a Santiago / CREUSeCARRASCO Arquitectos] 26 Aug 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/967420/camino-de-santiago-trek-french-arrival-ramp-creusecarrasco-arquitectos> ISSN 0719-8884
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