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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Almonte Theatre in Huelva, Spain by Donaire Arquitectos

 
June 3rd, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Donaire Arquitectos

The building is located on the site of an old winery. It has the challenge of integrate the existing old buildings, declared as cultural interest, and being part of a cultural complex of a total of three buildings and a common space. This space turns into the main place of the town and an important meeting area.

Front View (Image Courtesy Javier )

  • Architects: Juan Pedro Donaire Barbero
  • Project: Almonte Theatre
  • Location: Antonio Machado de Almonte, Huelva, Spain
  • Engineering: Javier Drake Canela, Guillermo Márquez Villanueva, Alfonso Buiza Camacho
  • Architect Team: Jesús Núñez Bootello, Carmela Domínguez Asencio, Tibisay Cañas Fuentes, David Rapado Moreno, Ignacio Núñez Bootello, Beatriz Hacar Hernández, Celine Nelke, Delia Pacheco Donaire, Pablo Baruc García Gómez

Almonte Theatre (Image Courtesy Fernando Alda )

  • Client: Junta de Andalucía, Diputación de Huelva, Ayuntamiento de Almonte
  • Contractor: Procondal S.A.
  • Project year: 2004
  • Construction: 2010
  • Budget: 3.676.000 €  (1.125,60 €/m2 )
  • Project Area: 3.265,70 m2
  • Photographs: Fernando Alda, Javier

Almonte Theatre (Image Courtesy Fernando Alda )

An opportunity to work on light, material and space. The path chosen to work on these concepts, is the contrast. Contrast between outside and inside, between old and new, including a monumental scale and human scale. And the journey as the thread that sews and explains the intervention. A large area covered with large proportions and controlled height works as a high threshold. A monumental scale lobby welcomes the visitor showing the scale of a public building.

Interior View (Image Courtesy Fernando Alda )

Interior View (Image Courtesy Fernando Alda )

Stairs (Image Courtesy Fernando Alda )

Interior View (Image Courtesy Fernando Alda )

Interior View (Image Courtesy Javier )

Interior View (Image Courtesy Javier )

Ground floor plan

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