Central Roof – Public Market in Florianópolis, Brasil

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There is, in the context where the project operates, a multiplicity of concurrent times, conducted in the last 160 years by the influx of users of the Florianopolis Public Market, whose history includes demolitions, changes in location, several renovations, and the active participation of different generations of consumers, sales people and administrators. The new roof…

La Lleialtat Santsenca Civic Centre - Harquitectes

Lleialtat Santsenca Civic Centre in Barcelona, Spain.

This project had three starting points: an understanding of the historic value of Lleialtat Santsenca (1928), an old working class cooperative in the Sants district; detailed knowing about the building’s (physical) state in order to maintain as much material as possible; and sensitivity to the collaborative process involved in the building’s recovery, launched in 2009 by neighbourhood…

Surga house in Utrera

Surga house in Utrera

This project transforms a 1778 house-palace (called Surga House) into a Cultural Center of the 21st century with an extensive program that includes exhibition halls and an auditorium. From the beginning, this pre-existence was understood as a practically urban space that has undergone transformations of all kinds over time. Thus, it was based on a…

Old Market restoration for conservatory and language school in Melilla

Old Market restoration for conservatory and language school in Melilla

This work presents architecture as a strategy that mediates in social conflicts, rebuilding both the area and the relationships between its users.The closing of the Central Market in 2003, after 90 years of operation, left a completely abandoned area in the city.The architectural competition (2008) asked for three local educational centers to be relocated there:…

LV Facilities building in Barcelona

FACILITY BUILDING (45 DWELLINGS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE, INFANTS’ AND PRIMARY SCHOOL, KINDERGARDEN, CAR PARK FOR 410 VEHICLES AND RECOVERY OF INNER STREET BLOCK PATIO) AT LONDRES WITH VILLARROEL, BARCELONA “I believe taht everyone should live in one big empty space. It can be a small space, as long as it’s clean and empty.” The Philosophy…