1972 (Valladolid, Spain)
On Calle Aluminio of the San Cristóbal industrial park in Valladolid are new facilities of the company Cortes Metalúrgicos Oviedo, designed by Óscar Miguel Ares Álvarez (Valladolid, 1972). The 7,500-square-meter project was conceived from the section
The conventional concept of home for the elderly is replaced here by that of a village protected from the harsh landscape of Castile by a wall of concrete blocks.
In his sarcastic evocation of Spain, Mario Praz described it as an anti-romantic “pentagonal peninsula,” in a geometrical metaphor that could be completed in this way: “Pentagonal peninsula whose center and sides are full, but which is otherwise bare
Under the umbrella of Swedish social democracy, the British Ralph Erskine was a pioneer in environmental design and participatory processes.
Marked by his exile in Argentina, where he brought the Modern Movement, Bonet produced a complex and eclectic oeuvre that embraced industrial design, architecture and urban planning.