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... [+]
Ayuntamiento de Cádiz
Alberto Campo Baeza
Arquitectos colaboradores Collaborators
Ignacio Aguirre López, Emilio Delgado Martos
Andrés Rubio Morán, Jorge Conde
Conde - IDEEE
Aparejador Quantity surveyor
Manuel Cebada Orrequia
Superficie Floor area