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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.

Catholic Churches in Pamplona, Spain by Vaíllo-Irigaray & Partners, Pllc

 
October 26th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Vaíllo-Irigaray & Partners, Pllc

SITE AND TRADITION

… a glimpse around the countryside wrapping the city will allow us to see the same scenery throughout different situations: the merging of soil, field and temples… moulded with the same clay, nurtured with the same land and dyed with the same colour…

Image Courtesy Vaíllo-Irigaray & Partners, Pllc

  • Architects: Vaíllo-Irigaray & Partners, Pllc
  • Project: Catholic Churches
  • Location: Pamplona, Spain
  • Work team: Javier Gil (Architect), Lucía Astrain(Architect), Iñigo Beguiristain(Architect), Amaia Izkue, Juan Carlos de la Iglesia, Ángel Álvarez, Oscar Martínez, Isabel Franco
  • Quantity Surveyor: Jorge Visiers Elizaicín
  • Structure-engineering: OPERA INGENIERÍA, Raúl Escrivá Peyró, Civil Engineer
  • Modelling: DECONA, Mikel Zabalza
  • Developer: Archbishopric of Pamplona
  • Surface: 2.416 m2
  • Project: December 2010

Image Courtesy Vaíllo-Irigaray & Partners, Pllc

… temples in the Basin of Pamplona, small churches crowning the mounds in every village, follow the same traces – developments of a neat prototype- and all of them have similar features: dated the same period –11th, 12th and 13th centuries-, they share a common pattern –cross-shaped plan with semi-hexagonal apse and southward entrance portico, all of them are oriented to the east, constructed with ashlars walls made of the same kind of stone –façades and roofs- from neighbouring quarries… whose ochre colour blend together with the wheat fields and the shade of the soil…

Image Courtesy Vaíllo-Irigaray & Partners, Pllc

… it would be interesting to reintroduce the tradition of building with the same nearby materials –maybe extracted from the same quarries- so that they would provide similar overtones…

Image Courtesy Vaíllo-Irigaray & Partners, Pllc

… it would be convenient to create a new prototype – a contemporary one, adapted to the “New Liturgy”- capable of generating similar temples, adaptable to different sites…

Image Courtesy Vaíllo-Irigaray & Partners, Pllc

Image Courtesy Vaíllo-Irigaray & Partners, Pllc

Image Courtesy Vaíllo-Irigaray & Partners, Pllc

Image Courtesy Vaíllo-Irigaray & Partners, Pllc

Image Courtesy Vaíllo-Irigaray & Partners, Pllc

Image Courtesy Vaíllo-Irigaray & Partners, Pllc

Image Courtesy Vaíllo-Irigaray & Partners, Pllc

Image Courtesy Vaíllo-Irigaray & Partners, Pllc

Image Courtesy Vaíllo-Irigaray & Partners, Pllc

Image Courtesy Vaíllo-Irigaray & Partners, Pllc

Image Courtesy Vaíllo-Irigaray & Partners, Pllc

Image Courtesy Vaíllo-Irigaray & Partners, Pllc

Image Courtesy Vaíllo-Irigaray & Partners, Pllc

Image Courtesy Vaíllo-Irigaray & Partners, Pllc

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