Municipal Archives

Felanitx / Spain / 2018

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The plot is part of the historic center of Felanitx. A place built by overlapping plots, patios, terraces and walls, a legacy that remains in the plot as part of the material history of the building and the city. In the same way the building is a sequence of constructions and materials that gathers the constructive systems of the territory of Mallorca.


The new volume, intended for municipal archives, forms part of the anonymous and humble architecture of the surroundings, like another house of the town open to the street with small gaps, but showing its archival character with a great overture in the encounter between the roof and the wall. Inside, two large rooms are built; on the ground floor a vaulted space that does not touch the bricks canvases and on the first floor a wooden roof that floats over the walls.


The building has been constructed with five materials; concrete, ceramics, wood, iron and lime. These five materials have been worked by five craftsmen, who express their knowledge in the building through their work.


The first floor with a sifted light illuminates the documents but without damaging them, on the contrary the vaulted, more shady space protects the books and houses a consulting room surrounded by documents that tell the story of Felanitx.


The Municipal Archive is a set of pre-existing, constructive systems and documents that tell the material, constructive and lived history of the territory in which it is located.


Location : C/ Bastera nº3, Felanitx, Mallorca, España.


Project date : 2013-2018


Built aerea: 230 m2


Photography: José Hevia


Structural engineer: Alfons Romero


Colaborators: Ernest Bordoy,  Lluis Martorell


Prime constructor: Construcciones Marín


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La parcela forma parte de una manzana del casco histórico de Felanitx. Un lugar construido por parcelas solapadas, patios y terrazas, muros superpuestos, restos que se mantienen en la parcela como parte de la historia material del edificio y de la ciudad. Del mismo modo el edificio es una secuencia de construcciones y materiales, que recoge ese imaginario construido en el territorio de Mallorca.


El nuevo volumen, destinado a archivo municipal, forma parte de la arquitectura anónima y humilde del entorno, como una casa más del pueblo cerrada a calle, pero abierta al cielo. Dentro, en cambio, se construyen dos grandes salas; en planta baja un espacio abovedado que no toca los lienzos de termoarcilla y en planta primera una cubierta de madera que flota sobre los muros.


Cinco materiales; cinco artesanos tienen su lugar en el edificio, que expresan su saber a través de su hacer. Hormigón, cerámica, madera, hierro y cal. Cada artesano construye con su material un elemento constructivo; que sólo se tocan para transmitir las cargas al suelo. 


La planta primera con su luz tamizada ilumina los documentos, pero sin perjudicarlos, por el contrario, el espacio abovedado, más umbrío, protege los libros y acoge una sala de consulta rodeada de documentos y piedras que narran la historia de Felanitx.

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    The plot is part of the historic center of Felanitx. A place built by overlapping plots, patios, terraces and walls, a legacy that remains in the plot as part of the material history of the building and the city. In the same way the building is a sequence of constructions and materials that gathers the constructive systems of the territory of Mallorca. The new volume, intended for municipal archives, forms part of the anonymous and humble architecture of the surroundings, like another house of...

    Project details
    • Year 2018
    • Work finished in 2018
    • Client Ajuntament de Felanitx
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Town Halls / Libraries
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