Between Cathedrals, Cádiz
Alberto Campo Baeza 

Between Cathedrals, Cádiz

Alberto Campo Baeza 

The project ‘Between Cathedrals’ sought to carry out an intervention worthy of the most significant location in the history of Cadiz, the oldest city of the West: the empty space between the Old and New Cathedrals, facing the sea.

The objectives were to cover and protect an archaeological excavation. Additionally, to make this plane serve as base for a public spot with a vista of the ocean, high enough for views to be unobstructed, eliminating the sight of cars passing on the circle road.

So a light white platform was conceived, set over the excavation as if on tiptoe and reached by a side ramp. Over this plane, a canopy structure provides protection against sun and rain.

Constructed in the manner of the hull of a ship, it is painted all white to accentuate its lightness. The walkable area is carpeted in white marble... [+]

Promotor Developer
Ayuntamiento de Cádiz

Arquitecto Architect
Alberto Campo Baeza

Arquitectos colaboradores Collaborators
Ignacio Aguirre López, Emilio Delgado Martos

Estructura Structure
Andrés Rubio Morán, Jorge Conde  
Conde - IDEEE

Aparejador Quantity surveyor
Manuel Cebada Orrequia

Superficie Floor area

Contratista Contractor

Fotos Photos
Javier Callejas