Ullastret, Girona – Medieval Town Paving

Ullastret Medieval Town Paving, Girona Public Development, Spain Architecture

Ullastret Paving, Girona

Spanish Village Transformation – design by Mateo Arquitectura

20 Mar 2014

Revisiting Ullastret

Design: Mateo Arquitectura

Location: Ullastret, Girona, Spain

Ullastret revisited by Jordi Bernadó

Ullastret Paving, Girona 1

One of my first works, paving a medieval village, completed many years ago.

Through Bernadó’s eyes, it reappears new, colourful and vibrant.

Ullastret Paving, Girona 2

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
Project: 1982
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.”

Mateo Arquitectura

Josep Lluis Mateo – celebrated Spanish architect


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Architect, Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB ).
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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.

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Author (selection) of “Bauen und Denken” (2002), “Textos Instrumentales” (2007) and director of a collective research published as “Middle East: Contemporary Architectural Conditions” (2012).

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