Ullastret Medieval Town Paving, Girona Public Development, Spain Architecture
Ullastret Paving, Girona
Spanish Village Transformation – design by Mateo Arquitectura
20 Mar 2014
Design: Mateo Arquitectura
Location: Ullastret, Girona, Spain
Ullastret revisited by Jordi Bernadó
One of my first works, paving a medieval village, completed many years ago.
Through Bernadó’s eyes, it reappears new, colourful and vibrant.
I recall the view of the path (which Bernadó picks up), built to highlight the continuous line of movement.
Stones that remain and new features that highlight the transformation. Though the ground shows its base, as geometry and support, it persists undaunted.
Ullastret Paving – Building Information
Author: Josep Lluís Mateo – Mateo Arquitectura
Construction: 1983 – 1985
Location: Town of Ullastret, Baix Empordà, Girona (Spain)
Photographs: Jordi Bernadó
Ullastret Paving images / information from Mateo Arquitectura
“…The atmosphere of Ullastret – that is, the peculiar sense of place- resembles a still life in which all objects appear primarily as representations of themselves. As parts of such a still life, the relics of the past cease to be merely old and instead satisfy our modern desire for the historical.”
Josep Lluis Mateo – celebrated Spanish architect
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Josep Lluís Mateo, Principal
Architect, Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB ).
PhD (with honors) at Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC ).
Professor of Architecture and Design at Swiss Federal institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ) since 2002.
Visiting Professor in Architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, 2015.
Member of l’Ordre des Architectes de Paris, Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects (SIA) in Zürich and the Catalan Professional Architectural Association (COAC) in Barcelona.
Author (selection) of “Bauen und Denken” (2002), “Textos Instrumentales” (2007) and director of a collective research published as “Middle East: Contemporary Architectural Conditions” (2012).
His practice, mateoarquitectura, is globally active and tries to connect intelligence and artistic ambition with pragmatism and objectivity.
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