In a newly created urban core located on the outskirts of the city of Pamplona stands this house designed by the Navarrese practice of Carlos Pereda and Óscar Pérez. Rectangular and elongated in plan, the simple construction is fragmented to present
The partial intervention at the Centro San Francisco Javier is part of a larger master plan, developed in several phases with the purpose of remodelling and updating this psychogeriatric center on the outskirts of Pamplona. The complex, built in the
The project for the new Museum University of Navarre started out with the donation of the art collection of María Josefa Huarte – daughter of the Navarrese entrepreneur Félix Huarte Goñi –, who promoted the construction of a center to display these w
The project is located on the northern end of the historic center of Pamplona, at the edge of the plateau on which it rests, next to Paseo de Ronda, the border of the city wall. It is a project promoted by the public administration aiming to regenera
Promoted by Fundación Agrícola Fundagro, which promotes ecological harvesting and the recovery of biodiversity in local seeds, the new complex is located in Aranzadi Park, after restoring a meander of the River Arga as it goes through Pamplona. The
Located in the University of Navarre campus of Pamplona, the building will be the definitive headquarters of the School of Economics and Business. With a large number of classrooms and halls adapted to current teaching methods, it goes up by the Law
The center for Biomedical Research of the Hospital of Navarre is located on aperipheral urban block in the city of Pamplona, occupied by a large health complex with 19th- century structures. Adapting to the rectangular subdivision of the plot, it ta
In front of a hospital building where hygiene principles of the 19th century can be identified, the project proposes the incorporation of built prostheses to complete the required program. In between the original pavilions, which are set in a fishbon
Antonio Vaillo and Juan Luis Irigaray’s proposal has been selected as winner of the competition called by the Pamplona City Hall to build two churches for the city with a prototype that is inspired in the building traditions from the twelfth to the f
The value of the place was the determining factor when designing this elementary school. The plot became available after reorganizing the site, located on the edge of a peripheral neighborhood of Pamplona. Its almost triangular geometry is composed o
Una pasarela resuelve, en su traza discreta, la conexión entre dos antiguos baluartes, dando continuidad peatonal y recuperando el paseo de ronda de la ciudad.
The ninety social housing units are organized in two parallel and symmetrical blocks, the underground floor of which houses the garages and lumber rooms. The block, unlike the others around it, is not even, because a considerable portion of the plot
The building, the construction of which began in 1548 per commission of the Constable of the Kingdom of Navarre, belonged to the House of Alba and was the episcopal residence for a time. The owner who bought it at the end of the 19th century undertoo
The result of an open competition convened by the Archdiocese in the year 2000, the building is meant to fulfill the aspiration of the Pamplona neighborhood of San Jorge to have a new and updated religious facility, which it had been waiting for for
The construction of a building devoted to the running of the bulls and the Sanfermines becomes an opportunity to endow the city of Pamplona with a referent from which to see and be seen. The proposal will go up in an old fire station, currently a plo
Las piezas, enterradas parcialmente para reducir la superficie en contacto con el exterior, se benefician del llamado ‘ingenio bioclimático’, un sistema constructivo que aprovecha la energía solar y eólica, transformándola, acumulándola y distribuyén
La nueva biblioteca del barrio pamplonés de la Chantrea adopta un esquema lineal situándose como telón de fondo de la plaza de Arriurdiñeta, a la que ofrece su fachada norte. El edificio, con una superficie de 1.400 metros cuadrados, presenta un camb
In Pamplona, the residential growth has evolved in an orderly way, without encroaching upon the city center and leaving the task of organizing the urban fabric to the open spaces (landscaped parks, walled precincts, squares, gardens, river promenades
In one of the highest areas of Pamplona’s plateau, Sancho el Sabio ordered the construction in the 12th century of the Palace of the Kings of Navarra, which stands out against the profile of a city whose border is defined by the wall and defens
The residential development of Mendillorri was created ten years ago in the valley of Egüés in order to meet the growing demand for social housing of the neighboring Pamplona. Since then, more than 5.000 housing units have been built, transforming M
Gorraiz, a las afueras de Pamplona, es una colonia residencial de lujo de creación reciente cuyas arquitecturas remiten mayoritariamente al pasado; aquí son excepciones las viviendas con un diseño contemporáneo y autónomo. La única particularidad de
Situado en un céntrico barrio de la capital navarra consolidado durante los años setenta, este nuevo centro de asistencia primaria ocupa una zona sin urbanizar, rodeada de edificaciones en altura dispuestas de forma aleatoria. El programa presentaba
The old ensemble of hospital and church next to the Pamplona city wall is rehabilitated with sharp language and smooth finishings of slate, tile, concrete and glass that distance it from the existing structure. The most significant decision is to ins
A Spanish tradition offers insight into how crowds behave. Every year thousands of people converge on the city of Pamplona, in north-eastern Spain, for the opportunity to run for their lives as six fighting bulls are released to charge through the to
For three days, from 8 to 10 September, the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad held its sixth congress at the Navarrese capital’s Baluarte convention center. Titled ‘The City We Want,’ it brought in figures from different disciplines to reflect on and
With space, architecture, and the object as starting point, the photographs of Aitor Ortiz (Bilbao, 1971) invite spectators to observe from a different perspective, free from the limitations imposed by a specific context or landscape. The exhibition
Joan Clos assesses his time as Barcelonas mayor and, after heading UN-Habitat for eight years, warns about the great challenges of urban growth on a global scale.
The Mayor of Madrid advocates a model of urban management based on principles ranging from participation to creativity by way of solidarity and sustainability.
The Princess of Asturias Award for Literature winner explains the importance that Havana has had in his work, and predicts the challenges that his city will have to condront in years to come.
The winner of the 2017 Cervantes Prize has made the rogue, non-smug side of revolutionary and pre-Olympic Barcelona a quarry of themes, scenes, and characters for his literature.
Each in his own way a recipient of the legacy of Jane Jacobs, Jan Gehl and Jaime Lerner have built influential tools with which to combat the dismantling of public space.
The fifth congress held in Pamplona, Less Architecture, More City, endeavored to foster dialogue among writers, politicians, ecologists, urbanists, and architects.
The international congress ‘Less Architecture, More City’ was held at the Baluarte auditorium and convention center in Pamplona (Navarre) on 13-14 June. It was the fifth biennial encounter organized by the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad, following
No one really knows whether to call him an emerging or an already established architect, and the ambiguity continues to work in his favor. What’s sure is that Bjarke Ingels, born in 1974 in Copenhagen, is by now a true star in the international scene
Born in 1952, Dietmar Eberle is the principal of Baumschlager Eberle, founded in 1985. For legal and commercial convenience the practice retains this name, even though Carlo Baumschlager moved on in 2010. As well as running what is now a group of ten
Louisa Hutton (Norwich, 1957) takes the city as a concept and as a starting point. It was almost thirty years ago that the firm Sauerbruch Hutton was set up in London, to later move its main office to Berlin. She studied at the Architectural Associat
The partners Jean-Philippe Vassal and Anne Lacaton like to call themselves strategists of the essential. This means that their architectural work aims to address the basic needs of users. And it does so with lightness, delicacy, and friendliness. Als
The impact of the economic crisis that broke out in 2008 was especially hard on construction, a sector which had contributed to Spain’s prosperity and its citizens’ well-being through improvements in housing and cities; but a sector, too, that became
While his name in English evokes an air-conditioned villa (cool house), in Dutch it suggests one of the major anthropogenic causes of climate change: coal. This came to mind because twenty years ago, in the extremely climatized setting of Houston, Te
Climate of Change
In the presence of the king and queen of Spain and the feel of being at the threshold of turbulent times, the fourth congress organized by the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad in collaboration with Arquitectura Viva brought a cast of leading archite
‘Change of Climate’ is the motto of the fourth international congress organized by the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad for 29 and 30 June, in Pamplona. The previous congresses focused on austerity, solidarity, and the necessary as tools with which
In conversation with Vicente Verdú, the master Álvaro Siza contemplates themes like drawing, context, influences, and the teaching of architecture.
The commission for the Museum of the University of Navarre in Pamplona, which Rafael Moneo has recently finished, was an indirect one. When a decade ago the art collector María Josefa Huarte Beaumont – daughter of the construction magnate and politic
On 13 June, at the Baluarte auditorium and convention center of Pamplona, the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad wrapped up its third biennial international congress, closing a series that began in the year 2010 with the motto ‘More for Less’, continu
“Not the old, not the new, but the necessary.” Tatlin’s famous line is the motto of the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad’s third international architecture congress in Pamplona, slated for the 11th, 12th, and 13th of June. The two previous events fo