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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.

Adaptation of The Roman Ruins of Can Tacó in Barcelona, Spain by Toni Girones

 
May 21st, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Toni Girones

The archaeological site of Can Tacó in Turó d’en Roina, in the natural setting of  Turons de les Tres Creus. In a highly fragmented metropolitan area, arises the need to project some places previous an area with a great natural and archaeological interests.

Built by successive terracing and partly with site stone licorella, what had been an important settlement prior to construction of the Via Augusta, is today a natural viewpoint to the counties of Vallès. It intervenes in the backfill of Roman traces, improving the content (the space) and highlighting the container (the walls).

Image Courtesy © Aitor Estévez 

  • Architects: Toni Girones
  • Project: Adaptation of The Roman Ruins of Can Tacó
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: Aitor Estévez, Sabem.com i Aeroproduccions

Image Courtesy © Aitor Estévez

It has been worked with the lands that over the time covered the remains and are accumulated outside the site produced from the archaeological excavation. These lands, just like the gravels and the rocks of the old supposedly Roman quarry, are selected and tidy, but with a new disposition, giving them a new meaning.

Image Courtesy © Aitor Estévez

A first steel mesh contains the new stones, and these contain land and gravel that jointly will reproduce the successive horizontal planes where the Romans transited. A second denser and thinner mesh is arranged like a curtain over a period of time, a backdrop where the various archaeological remains are projected.

Image Courtesy © Aitor Estévez

In this way stone and steel, mountain and industry, living in these landscapes of accumulation and, however, dynamic by the contact between the fragments; interpreting the existing, putting in value and activating, adding and no erasing, and at the same time co-evolving with the environment trying to optimize resources.

Image Courtesy © Aitor Estévez

Image Courtesy © Aitor Estévez

Image Courtesy © Aitor Estévez

Image Courtesy © Aitor Estévez

Image Courtesy © Aitor Estévez

Image Courtesy © Aitor Estévez

Image Courtesy © Aitor Estévez

Image Courtesy © Sabem.com i Aeroproduccions

Image Courtesy © Sabem.com i Aeroproduccions

Image Courtesy © Aitor Estévez

Image Courtesy © Sabem.com i Aeroproduccions

Image Courtesy © Sabem.com i Aeroproduccions

Image Courtesy © Sabem.com i Aeroproduccions

Image Courtesy © Sabem.com i Aeroproduccions

Image courtesy Toni Gironès

Image courtesy Toni Gironès

Image courtesy Toni Gironès

Image courtesy Toni Gironès

Image courtesy Toni Gironès

Image courtesy Toni Gironès

Image courtesy Toni Gironès

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