founded in the excavation, both in the lower level.
Covering and protecting all, the deck-square incorporates the outside uses of the regional head offices and a temporary parking. Conceived as the main façade of the building, it is developed in continuity with the narrow streets of the historical city, expanding their same stone texture in a new public square, and integrating a contemporary interpretation of the ancient walls of the layers below, by lights that appear at night coloring the place.
The attitude in this case is the choice of coexistence instead of mimicry, from a construction of concrete and steel, sensitive with the place, attentive with the historical memory, and coherent with contemporary needs. A strong concrete shell protects the inside, and allowed to complete the excavation comfortably outstanding the perimeter forces. Its effort is shown naturally as the interior texture. The use of cort-en steel flats allows to delimitate the area, to articulate the walkarounds, and to preserve the findings.
A single image is generated within the city, a silent palimpsest born from the respect for it, not from a mere conservation strategy but understanding the place.
PROJECT: ARCHAEOLOGICAL SPACE IN DAROCA.
YEAR: 2007 (COMPETITION)- 2012
SITE: Hospital St. / Maestro Mingote St. Daroca. Spain
AREA: 350 M2
PROMOVE: Comarca Campo de Daroca, Ministerio de Cultura
ARCHITECT: Sergio Sebastián Franco
COLLABORATORS : Fernando Muñoz, architect in project, Miriam Tambo, structure assistant in project, and co-direction in construction; Jesús Molinos, technical architect; María Jesús Velázquez, technical architect; Pablo Sebastián, technical architect; José Delgado -Fidias Trade, archaeologists
BUILDER: Fase I: Construcciones Miguel Gay sl; Fase II : Pleamares Producciones sl
SUPPLIERS: Concrete structure: Eter S.Coop sl, Prefab slabs: Cocalsa, Metalworker: Ángel Pardos
Interior pavements of resine: Lotum
Interior pavements of recycled glass: Crismon
Exterior pavement: Pérez Anadón
Electricity: Manuel Chavarrías, Antonio Castillo
Lighting: Ilumisa, Antares, Daisalux, Modular Lighting System
FOTOGRAPHS: Gabriel López- www.fotoespacios.com