AV Proyectos 114: Lina Ghotmeh
AV Proyectos 114 dedicates its dossier to the latest projects by the French-Lebanese architect Lina Ghotmeh – selected to design the Serpentine Gallery summer pavilion of this year in London –, which show that tradition and ecological innovation can go hand in hand in making a unique architecture. The chapter that follows features the proposal by Europarc (the design collective formed by Julien De Smedt Architects, Coldefy, Carlo Ratti Associati, NL Architects and Ensamble Studio, with the engineering firms UTIL and Ramboll), winner of the competition to revitalize the current headquarters of the European Parliament in Brussels. The issue also includes four works built in marés stone in Mallorca, offering examples of how this multipurpose material is used in residental projects of different scales. The next section covers the refurbishment carried out by Nieto Sobejano of the Blockhaus building in Dresde, future Archive of the Avant-Garde, where a large suspended cubic volume becomes the emblem of the intervention. Moreover, the exhibitions section celebrates the oeuvre of Maria Antónia Leite Siza, whose extensive production is on display at the Fundaçao Serralves in Porto. To close, the photographs of Iwan Baan document his travels with architect Francis Kéré across Burkina Faso.