Public Building, Refurbishment
SEVILLA CAIXA FORUM
Fundación La Caixa
Situation: Dos de Mayo St
Floor Area: 14.050 sqm2
Budget: 23.242.920 €
Architects: Eduard Gascón and Jordi Roig
Associate Architects: Antonio Barrionuevo and Julia Molino, Lupe Álvarez
Quantity Surveyor: Vicenç Galiana
Structural Engineer: R.Brufau, Boma and J.L de Justo Alpañés
Services Engineer: JG ingenieros consultores
Facades: Xavier Ferrés, architect
Sustainability: Societat Orgànica
Acoustics: Juan José Sendrà
Landscape: Manel Colominas
The project involves the transformation of the 7 northern naves of the Reales Atarazanas of Sevilla built in the XIII century into the new cultural center Caixa Forum.
The constructive concept which defines Atarazanas’ architecture is the nave: a roofed construction of a linear and diaphanous enclosure between parallel flanks. The juxtaposition of the nave provides the basic shape of the building.
The proposed architecture is based on the value enhancement of the nave as an essential element allowing for the comprehensive discovery of the spatial system that has formed the building. This fact implies the possibility of partially retracing the historical process experienced, subtract parts, separate layers and textures and remove fillings until achieving a complete and clear manifestation of the Atarazanas’ spatial structure, revealing the original vertical dimension of the construction.
TC Cuadernos 94. Valencia
Project: Sevilla Caixa Fórum, pg. 178