Based in Madrid and Kuwait, the firm headed by Joaquín Pérez-Goicoechea and Nasser B. Abulhasan AGi Architects won a public competition organized by the Spanish Ministry of Transport, Mobility, and Urban Agenda to find designers for projects in eight
In a pleasant atmosphere around a garden, a facility on the outskirts of Toulouse provides research and meeting spaces for archeologists working in nearby excavations. A simple porticoed structure harbors a series of flexible spaces with generous ope
Since its blasting during the First Carlist War, Jorba Castle has been little more than a hodgepodge of ruins high over a small town of the Catalonian comarca of Anoia. But the earth moving carried out in the course of what was to be a simple adjustm
Three longitudinal bands, each containing different programs, organize the new volume and free up space to create a new square whose backdrop is a transparent facade that lets the city observe the circulations and main functions of the building...
The relationship established between the pieces – plinth, museum, administration – aims to create a new public space able to improve the functional, symbolic, and visual conditions of the urban context, taking advantage of the sloping streets around
The project remodels the topography of the site to let the museum and the new vegetation rise and grow, filling up the existing city and establishing an active dialogue between the natural landscape, the city, and the sea...
The cave and the cabin inspire this new public forum, creating a universe of contrasts where timeless spaces – in which museum visitors connect with art – are combined with other ephemeral and changing ones that enable new socialization models...
The Catalan practice of Héctor Mendoza and Mara Partida has won the competition for ideas for the new Museum of Prehistory and Archaeology of Cantabria in Santander, The complex will encompass 18,441 square meters, 7,500 of which will go into an admi
Photographs from the early 20th century have allowed to rebuild the castle using sandstone ashlar pieces with carved headers to let light pass through; a substructure anchored to the concrete cores of the interior of the towers stabilizes the new wal
Located in Molinete Archaeological Park, in the historic center of Cartagena, the museum occupies the ground level and basement of the health center. The project was drafted – with the building of the Roman Curia already excavated –, with the intenti
Two Madrid practices – one headed by Francisco Burgos and Ginés Garrido, the other by Javier Alejo Hernández Ayllón, Verónica Paradela Pernas, and Javier de Andrés de Vicente – have worked together on a proposal that has won for them the competition
Retractable floor will allow visitors to see the ‘majesty of the monument’ from its centre, says culture minister. The floor of Rome’s Colosseum, where gladiators once fought against each other and wild animals, is set to be restored to its former gl
Archaeologists fear the structural changes aimed to improve access to the Unesco site will “dramatically” change its form. Plans for a major renovation project to the western entrance of the Acropolis have met with strong opposition from archaeologis
The lavish, multimillion-dollar spectacle saw 22 mummies - 18 kings and four queens - transported from the peach-coloured, neo-classical Egyptian Museum to their new resting place 5km (three miles) away. With tight security arrangements befitting the
Experts say Aten is the largest such city ever found and one of the most important finds since unearthing Tutankhamun’s tomb. Archaeologists have hailed the discovery of what is believed to be the largest ancient city found in Egypt, buried under san
The project for a memory box like the Molinete Archaeology Museum in the center of Cartagena, recently completed by the Madrid-based practice of Atxu Amman, Andrés Cánovas, and Nicolás Maruri, had to be tackled with a difficult, two-pronged objective
Junto al Museo en Monteagudo (véase AV Monografías 147-148) y el embarcadero de El Hornillo (véase Arquitectura Viva 136), la intervención en el Parque Arqueológico del Molinete en Cartagena es la tercera de las obras concluidas recientemente en Mur
Como en una de esas ‘misiones humanitarias’ auspiciadas por la ONU que caracterizan al naciente siglo XXI, henos aquí ante un caso memorable de colaboración internacional: el Museo del Louvre de París, el Pergamon museum de Berlín, y el British Museu
Históricamente, Burgos ha querido crecer respetando las márgenes de su río principal. Y lo ha hecho generosamente, posibilitando el desarrollo de diferentes tipos de paseos peatonales encadenados a lo largo de los casi diez kilómetros que recorren la