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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.

Almohade Wall Refurbishment in Córdoba, Spain by Antonio Raso, César Egea, Luis Gala y Pedro Dugo

 
May 20th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Antonio Raso, César Egea, Luis Gala y Pedro Dugo

From the architect. Location

Plaza of Angustias and Calle Interior de la Alcazaba in Palma del Río (Córdoba). This project is located in the historic center of town. It is the existing step today between the street Rio Seco from the rear of the Parroquia of the Asuncion, up to the Plaza of Angustias, including the land delimited by the enclosure that it is located, protecting the canvas the wall and the Almohad hexagonal tower that housed one of the gateways to the town.

Image Courtesy © Javier Orive

Image Courtesy © Javier Orive

  • Architects: Antonio Raso, César Egea, Luis Gala y Pedro Dugo
  • Project: Almohade Wall Refurbishment
  • Location: 14700 Palma del Río, Córdoba, Spain
  • Photography: Javier Orive
  • Developers: Ayuntamiento de Palma del Río (Córdoba), FEDER
  • Surveyors: José Luis Asencio, Almudena Ballesteros y Francisco Pérez
  • Year: 2015

Image Courtesy © Javier Orive

Image Courtesy © Javier Orive

Project Description

The project consists of urban beautification, improving access and communication between the chapel of Angustias and the old Almohad fortress, in the historical district, by creating an internal circuit of Cultural Interest enrolled in the General Catalogue of Historical Heritage Andaluz.

Image Courtesy © Javier Orive

Image Courtesy © Javier Orive

In addition, carry out the rehabilitation of the Chapel of the Angustias making a new viewpoint to the city, a focus and milestone forgotten and converted. The beautification project is focused on two adjoining areas separated by the Almohad wall of the city.

Image Courtesy © Javier Orive

Image Courtesy © Javier Orive

1. Area located between Calle “La Muralla” and Los Rosales defined between an outer enclosure. Currently formed by bars on base, between pilasters and the two towers of the Almohad city walls that make up that corner on one of the towers is hosted Chapel Angustias.

Image Courtesy © Javier Orive

Image Courtesy © Javier Orive

2. Route that connects this area with the palace of the Mesa Portocarrero San Pedro and the west facades (side) of the Asuncion Parish your side until you reach the square that houses the main facade , to the field space delimiting the street Rio Seco.

Image Courtesy © Javier Orive

Image Courtesy © Javier Orive

These two areas will be communicated through a chromatic landscape acting , speaking simultaneously in the Almohad wall that uses different textures , weathering steel, water slides and various treatments of stone on the ground, getting a new monumental for the city.

Image Courtesy © Javier Orive

Image Courtesy © Javier Orive

Image Courtesy © Javier Orive

Image Courtesy © Javier Orive

Image Courtesy © Javier Orive

Image Courtesy © Javier Orive

Image Courtesy © Javier Orive

Image Courtesy © Javier Orive

Image Courtesy © Javier Orive

Image Courtesy © Javier Orive

Image Courtesy © Javier Orive

Image Courtesy © Javier Orive

Image Courtesy © Javier Orive

Image Courtesy © Javier Orive

Image Courtesy © Javier Orive

Image Courtesy © Javier Orive

Image Courtesy © Javier Orive

Image Courtesy © Javier Orive

Image Courtesy © Javier Orive

Image Courtesy © Javier Orive

Image Courtesy © Antonio Raso, César Egea, Luis Gala y Pedro Dugo

Image Courtesy © Antonio Raso, César Egea, Luis Gala y Pedro Dugo

Image Courtesy © Antonio Raso, César Egea, Luis Gala y Pedro Dugo

Image Courtesy © Antonio Raso, César Egea, Luis Gala y Pedro Dugo

Image Courtesy © Antonio Raso, César Egea, Luis Gala y Pedro Dugo

Image Courtesy © Antonio Raso, César Egea, Luis Gala y Pedro Dugo

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