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Between Cathedrals, Spain
Cadiz Platform Development – design by Alberto Campo Baeza Architect
21 Nov 2012
Location: Cadiz, Spain
Design: Alberto Campo Baeza, Architect
The project “Between Cathedrals” seeks to create an intervention worthy of the most significant location in the history of Cadiz, the oldest city of the West: the empty space facing the sea located between the Old and New Cathedrals.
The basic premise is to cover and protect an archeological excavation. Additionally, this new plane serves as a base for a space facing the ocean, a raised public space providing clear views unobstructed by cars passing on the circle road.
A light, white platform is thus conceived, poised over the excavation as if on tiptoe, and reached by a side ramp. Over this plane, a huge canopy structure is built to provide protection from the sun and rain.
Constructed as if it were a ship, it is painted completely white to accentuate its lightness. The paved area is carpeted in white marble.
In the construction of the base; the memory of ships. In that of the shade structure, as if it were a baldachin; the memory of a holy week procession.
We would like to make a beautiful piece of architecture, worthy of this wonderful place, and worthy of being part of the collective memory of Cadiz.
Between Cathedrals – Building Information
Location: South Mountain Avenue. Cathedral Square. Pópulo Quarter, Cadiz
Sponsor: City of Cadiz
Date of project: 2006
Date of construction: 2009
Surface: 1,000 m2
Architect: Alberto Campo Baeza
Architects Contributors: Ignacio Aguirre Lopez, Emilio Delgado Martos
Structure: Rubio Andres Moran, Jorge Conde Conde – IDEEE
Rigger: Manuel Barley Orrequia
Cost: 1.475.000 EUR
Photos: Javier Callejas
Between Cathedrals images / information from Alberto Campo Baeza
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