Training Center Recycling in Huelva

Huelva / Spain / 2006

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The restorers from theMuseum of Fine Arts in Bostondiscovered that under the canvas of Van Gogh´s Ravine, there was another painting from the Dutch master that historians believed to belost, Wild Vegetation. We can think that similar cases of overlapping occur in architecture. In the summer of 2006 we had to build a small training center on a lot where there was anabandonedprefabricated building. Confronting the inertia of demolishingand rebuildingwe propose to recycle that old module with the suspicion that underneath it there would be another time from which to rewrite its history. We proposed to consider the capacity that preexistenceshave for regeneration, assumingnew uses and stretching the traditional idea of rehabilitation and therefore to think ofa possible second life suggested by the changing landscape of the port. We wanted to rethink the prefabricated module assessing those aspects that interested us: the light insertion with the sunken garden plane as the only reference, the ephemeral character associated with the port activity and dry construction and to resolve certain issues that needed to be resolved like the insertion of the small program, the relationship with the garden and the access from the public road. We began to think in terms of a pavilionrather than a building,to support rather than to lay the foundations, prefabrication rather than construction, lightness rather than perpetuity. To use and to reuse, to think and to rethink things, to superimpose a life after bringing about the best qualities of anotherobject found.
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    The restorers from theMuseum of Fine Arts in Bostondiscovered that under the canvas of Van Gogh´s Ravine, there was another painting from the Dutch master that historians believed to belost, Wild Vegetation. We can think that similar cases of overlapping occur in architecture. In the summer of 2006 we had to build a small training center on a lot where there was anabandonedprefabricated building. Confronting the inertia of demolishingand rebuildingwe propose to recycle that old module with the...

    Project details
    • Year 2006
    • Work finished in 2006
    • Client Fundación Forja XXI
    • Contractor Construcciones Hermanos Cordero S.A.
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Research Centres/Labs
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