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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.

Between Cathedrals in Cádiz, Spain by Alberto Campo Baeza

 
February 11th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Alberto Campo Baeza

The project “Between Cathedrals” seeks to create an intervention worthy of the most significant location in the history of Cadiz, the oldest city of the West: the empty space facing the sea located between the Old and New Cathedrals.

The basic premise is to cover and protect an archeological excavation. Additionally, this new plane serves as a base for a space facing the ocean, a raised public space providing clear views unobstructed by cars passing on the circle road.

Image Courtesy Javier Callejas

  • Architects: Alberto Campo Baeza
  • Project: Between Cathedrals
  • Location: Cádiz, Spain
  • Promotor: Ayuntamiento de Cádiz
  • Fecha de proyecto: 2006
  • Fecha de construcción: 2009
  • Superficie: 1000 m2
  • Arquitectos colaboradores: Ignacio Aguirre López; Emilio Delgado Martos
  • Estructura: Andrés Rubio Morán; Jorge Conde Conde – IDEEE
  • Aparejador: Manuel Cebada Orrequia
  • Coste: 1.475.000 eur
  • Constructor: GEOCISA
  • Fotografía: Javier Callejas

Image Courtesy Javier Callejas

A light, white platform is thus conceived, poised over the excavation as if on tiptoe, and reached by a side ramp. Over this plane, a huge canopy structure is built to provide protection from the sun and rain.

Constructed as if it were a ship, it is painted completely white to accentuate its lightness.  The paved area is carpeted in white marble.

Image Courtesy Javier Callejas

In the construction of the base; the memory of ships.  In that of the shade structure, as if it were a baldachin; the memory of a holy week procession.

We would like to make a beautiful piece of architecture, worthy of this wonderful place, and worthy of being part of the collective memory of Cadiz.

 

Image Courtesy Javier Callejas

Image Courtesy Javier Callejas

Image Courtesy Javier Callejas

Image Courtesy Javier Callejas

Image Courtesy Javier Callejas

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