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Santiago De Compostela

Architectural Adventures: Through Portugal and Northern Spain Architectural Tour

18:47 - 16 October, 2017
Architectural Adventures: Through Portugal and Northern Spain Architectural Tour, Oporto, Portugal
Oporto, Portugal

Immerse yourself in the cultural and architectural heritage of Portugal and Northern Spain on a once-in-a-lifetime 17-day journey with Architectural Adventures. From historic Lisbon to vibrant Barcelona, visit and explore 14 cities and 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites while enjoying world-class accommodations and fine regional dining. Sip Oporto’s famed port wine, see Santiago’s monumental cathedral, tour the Frank Gehry-designed Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, and see where the bulls run in Pamplona before traversing the breathtaking Pyrenees Mountains en route to Barcelona and the Mediterranean Sea.

Alvaro Siza’s Galician Center of Contemporary Art Through the Lens of Fernando Guerra

12:00 - 29 July, 2017

The following photo set by Fernando Guerra focuses on the Galician Center of Contemporary Art, a project by Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza Vieira.

Located in the Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela, the Galician Center for Contemporary Art was developed in 1993. Its declared horizontality and respect for the surrounding buildings and the urban structure are configured in the most remarkable gestures of this project. The solid and austere volumes form the boundaries of the area to the streets, with subtractions that make it accessible. The center has several permanent and temporary exhibition rooms, auditorium, library, cafeteria and administrative rooms.

House Between-Lines / OLAestudio

09:00 - 21 February, 2017
House Between-Lines / OLAestudio, © Hector Santos Diez
© Hector Santos Diez

© Hector Santos Diez © Hector Santos Diez © Hector Santos Diez © Hector Santos Diez + 14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Oscar López Alba
  • Area

    168.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

White Elephants: Over-Budget, Unsuccessful, and Embarrassing Architecture Projects From Around the World

09:50 - 26 September, 2016
White Elephants: Over-Budget, Unsuccessful, and Embarrassing Architecture Projects From Around the World, Courtesy of Unknown
Courtesy of Unknown

Not every piece of architecture can be an economic and social success. But there is one dreaded term reserved for only the mot wasteful of projects: "white elephants." The term comes from a story of the kings of Siam, now Thailand, who would reportedly gift sacred albino elephants to courtiers they didn't like. Refusing the gift from the king would have been unacceptable, but being sacred, these animals were forbidden from work, leading the courtier to financial ruin—a fact the kings knew all too well.

Of course, in architecture the term "white elephant" is used frequently to disparage certain projects, and whether a project is deserving of such infamy is usually a matter of perspective. Often eyesores or reminders of poorly spent funds, these projects refuse to be forgotten despite few wanting to remember them. Dotted around the world and across history, they all have the same thing in common: although they may (or may not) have once looked good on paper, they probably should have just stayed on paper.

Cultural Catalyst / ARROKABE Arquitectos

05:00 - 13 April, 2016
Cultural Catalyst / ARROKABE Arquitectos, © Luis Díaz Díaz
© Luis Díaz Díaz

© Luis Díaz Díaz © Luis Díaz Díaz © Luis Díaz Díaz © Luis Díaz Díaz + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña, Spain
  • Project Architects

    (ARROKABE Arquitectos) Óscar Andrés Quintela, Iván Andrés Quintela
  • Project Area

    279.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015

Caramoniña Allotments / Abalo Alonso arquitectos

05:00 - 27 March, 2016
Caramoniña Allotments  / Abalo Alonso arquitectos, © Hector Santos Diez
© Hector Santos Diez

© Hector Santos Diez © Hector Santos Diez © Hector Santos Diez © Hector Santos Diez + 12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rúa da Caramoniña, Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Elizabeth Abalo, Gonzalo Alonso, arquitectos
  • Area

    2650.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015

Casa do Medio / ARROKABE Arquitectos

06:00 - 23 February, 2016
Casa do Medio / ARROKABE Arquitectos, © Luis Díaz Díaz
© Luis Díaz Díaz

© Luis Díaz Díaz © Luis Díaz Díaz © Luis Díaz Díaz © Luis Díaz Díaz + 34

  • Architects

  • Location

    Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • Authors

    Óscar Andrés Quintela, Iván Andrés Quintela
  • Area

    444.0 m2
  • Project year

    2015
  • Photography

    Luis Díaz Díaz

Proyecto Hombre / Elsa Urquijo Arquitectos

01:00 - 4 October, 2014
Proyecto Hombre / Elsa Urquijo Arquitectos, Courtesy of Elsa Urquijo Arquitectos
Courtesy of Elsa Urquijo Arquitectos

Courtesy of Elsa Urquijo Arquitectos Courtesy of Elsa Urquijo Arquitectos Courtesy of Elsa Urquijo Arquitectos Courtesy of Elsa Urquijo Arquitectos + 18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña, Spain
  • Area

    2996.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012

Center for New Technologies / Francisco Mangado

02:00 - 4 March, 2014
Center for New Technologies / Francisco Mangado, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

© Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe + 9

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rúa de Ramón Baltar, 15702 Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña, Spain
  • Area

    3300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

Casas Reais / Concheiro de Montard

01:00 - 9 May, 2013
© Luis Díaz Díaz
© Luis Díaz Díaz
  • Architects

  • Location

    Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Isabel Concheiro, Raphaël de Montard
  • Area

    89.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Luis Díaz Díaz © Luis Díaz Díaz © Luis Díaz Díaz © Luis Díaz Díaz + 14

Rehabilitation Hotel Moure / Abalo Alonso Arquitectos

01:00 - 22 February, 2013
Rehabilitation Hotel Moure / Abalo Alonso Arquitectos, © Santos Díez
© Santos Díez

© Santos Díez © Santos Díez © Santos Díez © Santos Díez + 24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Loureiros nº6, Santiago de Compostela, España
  • Design Team

    Elizabeth Abalo, Gonzalo Alonso
  • Collaborators

    Francisco González Varela, Carlos Bóveda, Manuel Sanmartín, René Valiñas, José Noya
  • Budget

    933,244.29 €
  • Promotor

    Hermanos Liñares Bar
  • Year

    2010
  • Photography

The City of Culture / Eisenman Architects

00:00 - 8 June, 2011
The City of Culture / Eisenman Architects, © Duccio Malagamba
© Duccio Malagamba

© Duccio Malagamba © Duccio Malagamba © Duccio Malagamba © Duccio Malagamba + 14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • Executive Architect

    Andres Perea Ortega and euroestudios
  • Client

    Fundación cidade da cultura de Galicia
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

SGAE Central Office in Santiago de Compostela / ENSAMBLE STUDIO

00:00 - 18 May, 2009
SGAE Central Office in Santiago de Compostela / ENSAMBLE STUDIO

SGAE Central Office in Santiago de Compostela / ENSAMBLE STUDIO SGAE Central Office in Santiago de Compostela / ENSAMBLE STUDIO SGAE Central Office in Santiago de Compostela / ENSAMBLE STUDIO SGAE Central Office in Santiago de Compostela / ENSAMBLE STUDIO + 75

  • Architects

  • Location

    Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain

Musical Studies Centre / ENSAMBLE STUDIO

00:00 - 8 May, 2009
Musical Studies Centre / ENSAMBLE STUDIO

Musical Studies Centre / ENSAMBLE STUDIO Musical Studies Centre / ENSAMBLE STUDIO Musical Studies Centre / ENSAMBLE STUDIO Musical Studies Centre / ENSAMBLE STUDIO + 29

  • Architects

    Ensamble Studio
  • Location

    Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain
  • Principal In Charge

    Antón García- Abril
  • Collaborators

    Bernardo Angelini, Eduardo Martín Asunción, Arantxa Osés, Débora Mesa, Andrés Toledo, Guillermo Sevillano
  • Quantity Surveyor

    Javier Cuesta
  • Developer

    Santiago de Compostela´s Consortium
  • Construction Management

    O.H.L
  • Area

    1700.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2002