Balbás Gonzalo, Alicia; Barrón Fernández, Roberto; Casanueva Ovies, María Edel; Domínguez Soutullo, Raquel; Fernández Crespo, Noemí; Fernández Fernández, Marta; Ferro Louzán, Sara; Fortes Novoa, Alberto; García Gómez, Javier; Gómez González, Antón; Sierra Romero, Beatriz; Vilares Seijo, Daniel
This article is about the rehabilitation of the old Provincial Prison in
A Coruña, subject of the ETSAC Final Project between 2014 and
2016. Currently, the building is in disuse, reason why the students
proposed different uses that allowed its transformation respecting
the memory of the building with the aim of obtaining spaces of
social, cultural, educational use, etc.
The article is written as an interview where everyone is contributing
your work and view some questions previously we have agreed
García Romay, Minerva María
A Corunnna has been a Fortified Town of theSpanish Crown since the
12th century. A city of such an importance must had a few
equipmentsin accordance with its status, being the jails and
prisonsone of them. From the Middle Ages up to the 20th century, the
different prisons that have existed in the city reflect the evolution that
happened in the penitentiary policies up until 1999, In that year the
State Prison stops working as a penitenciary as the last interns are
moved to Carmela Arias y Díaz de Rábago half-way center and
Teixeiro’s penitentiary center. This removes, in a definitive way, the
prison from the city space.
García Formoso, Galatea
The Catllaràs Chalet, commissioned by Eusebi Güell, was built in the
years 1902-1903, in order to accommodate the mining engineers of
the Sierra del Catllaràs in La Pobla de Lillet. However it authorship
data were not known until 40 years later, and today there remains
doubt wetheras not Gaudí really was the architecture of the work,
since there are no exist certifying documents.
The years and continuous performances within have caused it to lose
its original appearance and it lays forgotten ad virtually abandoned
Nevertheless the Chalet still mountains in they and continue
elements in with we can see Antoni Gaudí
Álvarez-Testa Sánchez, Laura
In Galicia stone construction prevails, even though there is a great
amount of earth heritage in sedimentary areas like Monforte de
Lemos (Lugo, España), which is rarely known. The first objective of
this work is to make an inventory of the earth building urban heritage
in the north area of Monforte de Lemos. Also, the second purpose of
this investigation is to establish justifying relationships between
typology and construction characteristics. The deep study of the
urban heritage of Monforte de Lemos allowed the location and
inventory of eightyfour earth-built structures and a selection and
more exhaustive analysis of sixteen case studies. In conclusion, the
results has contributed to the clarification...
Romero Trejo, Lorena
The relevance of natural parks, gardens and promenades on
landscape configuration allows the cities articulation, in this
particular case of Ferrol’s Alameda, it will establish a dialog between
the navy's city and civil's city, there will analyze its original extention
conformed on XVIII century verified on Arsenal's building proyects
plans, although its morfologic transformations and its actual limits
on today´s scenario
Fernández García, Eva
In North West of Galicia, in a given scope known as Costa da Morte,
there is a region called Muxía. According to the legend, this name is
attributable to the appearance of monks’ community strongly
influenced by the pilgrim's way.
The reference point is San Martiño de Ozón monastery, which
actually has the remains of the original building.
Present studies provide a particular vision of the years passing: from
its peak to go into a decline nowadays.
Explaining the development incites us to increase the value of this
construction, which many consider the jewel of Nemancos
Ferreiro Díaz, Carlos
Corunna, located far from European spotlights and Spanish
contemporary architectural production, receives new rationalist
ideas in the decade of the 30s of the twentieth century. All of these
concepts were merged with the expansion of the use of concrete, a
new material formable, manageable and easy to implement that fits
in perfectly with the features of the local traditional building. Giving
a perfect simbiosis between the new material and new rationalists
forms, concrete, and no other material, allows this relationship in the
case of Corunna. Constituting a reference in the type of housing of
Corunna of the 30s, concrete provides a single inheritance equity
that witnessed a historic moment of...
Our cities and countrysides are characterized by lots of dismissed
areas that could be important resources to reduce the use of land,
peculiar character of our times. Those areas were always considered
negative, but it is important to change this view, in relation with the
sources they will be in the future and they were in the past.
The project consists of the revitalization of the paper factory that is
an abandoned area in the village of Castiraga Vidardo, Italy,
respecting its memory. The objective was not to destroy the existing
buildings, but to reuse them like a covered market, making the area a
new important centre for all...
Pedrós Fernández, Óscar
Inside an old store about 900.00 sq.m. sized, located in a
basement, with an unique front side and placed under a traffic route
with a strict limitation of weight (4 tons) that was not respected by
trucks, a Facilities public building and a Library had to be designed
by request of the City Council. Basic needs like healthiness and
lightning were solved through four openings acting as patios or lungs.
But that was not the whole thing. During the execution, several extra
requests, suggested by the property, became unsuspected structural
challenges: a second floor (hosting the enlargement of the library)
should be placed on the mezzanine (considering the extra...
Riesco Chueca, Pascual
A city’s cultural profile is made up of a peculiar assortment of the dominant images and discourses brought forward in its presentation to the world. Schwab’s book focuses on the origins of Seville’s cultural capital, as well as the processes whereby themes and contents are selected and reproduced. In what ways are codes and values stabilized and transmitted; who were the intervening actors, at what times and with which aims, responsible for setting up the city’s imagery and keeping it alive under deep transformations of the production
model: such are the core research topics of this book, which brings out the...
Jiménez López, Isabel; Calvo Salazar, Manuel; Sánchez Díaz, Kiko; Ibáñez Reche, Rafael
Urban renewal processes are essential for a better life in the city. Streets, squares and, ultimately, public spaces are where human interaction,, creativity, diversity and participation occur. Therefore, public spaces are where urban life unfolds, where contacts and connections are made and where the collaborative activities take place.
The current urban model has pushed social interaction from public to private areas. This is mainly due to the presence of new elements which have gradually taken more and more space, such as cars, and also to the lack of equipment to empower public areas. Thus, La
Revuelta Neighbourhood Association is promoting a participatory...
Benavides Solís, Jorge
I have worked and I’ve posted over the years on the subject, both in the scope of practice and theoretical reflection. With this text, I have the desire to contribute to the enrichment of a wide reflection that make possible better understanding of evolution of public space, or of the city. For this reason, temporary travel to contextualize the evolution which has been a subject of public space, is broad, but with reference to the Western City.
Delgado Acosta, Carmen Rosa; Calero Martín, Carmen Gloria
Urban public spaces display an interesting opportunity for teachers as places for learning. They are an excellent educational resource to accomplish programmed goals and competences in Geography for the Secondary and High school. Typological diversity of open public spaces allows analyzing not only elements of the structure and morphology in town, but also encouraged to reflect on the important role they represent for the whole society. We present a didactic proposal for the subject Geography and History at the Secondary School that includes a precise selection of the public spaces to analyses and the elaboration of specific worksheets, with the...
Cabrerizo, China C.
PaisajeSur is an experience of participatory intervention on public space, development in two southern districts of Madrid, Usera and Villaverde, in which landscape and art are used as strategics to reinforce the political and hereditary caracter of public space.
It is the result of a dialogue between artists, colective of critical urban action, neighbours and a part of the public institution. Include some of the main agendas of the urban social movements like the defence of public space as a common heritage, the citizen participa-
tion and empowerment in thinking and build city, the search of new forms of governance and the...
Manuel Jerez, Esteban de; González Arriero, Conso; Donadei, Marta
There is a direct relationship between use of public space and mobility model. Facing the problems regarding the reactivation of public space at neighbourhood scale goes through a change of metropolitan mobility model in favor of the alliance between public transport and active mobility: cycling and pedestrian. In the framework of the Participatory Action Research (PAR) project “Barrios en Transición”, carried out at the Sevillian neighbourhood of Parque Alcosa, we have made a diagnosis about the relationship between mobility model and public space occupancy. From the problems and neighboring claims found we have developed a proposal to reduce the dependency...
Pérez Prieto, Laura; Domínguez Serrano, Mónica
The focus about sustainability in urban contexts since it became a concern, has been almost exclusively placed in politics coming from institutions and, specifically, in its environmental dimension. However, we believe that the communitarian sphere and the civil society is play-
ing an essential role when it comes to promoting urban politics and opening the close debate about sustainability, to include not only ecological matters, but also social justice and gender equality issues. In fact, we argue that the urban social actors can contribute with their social and environmental practices to define political and ideological proposals to transform the bi-
Gallego Gamazo, Cristina
In today’s urban context, characterized by the manifestation of more and new urban inequalities, it is worth inquiring how the complex condition of multi-deprived urban areas is being addressed, and analyze the level of involvement of the diversity of actors from a systemic and integrated approach.
In order to face this challenge, it is proposed to advance the methods and tools for the analysis of the processes taking into consideration a multi-dimensional, multi-agent and multi-scale perspective, based on the analysis of the level and forms of participation of the diversity of actors. To that end, the transformation process driven by...
Hernández Cordero, Adrián
Forat de la Vergonya or Pou de la Figuera is a paradigmatic place that emerged from the public spaces strategy implemented by the government of Barcelona. This square is of great importance for the city because it higlighted conflicts between the planned city and in-
habited city. Firstly, the article addresses the concept of public space and its use in the urban transformation processes of Barcelona. Subsequently, the methodology is approached. Then, the Forat de la Vergonya is examined through the conflict between diverse so-
cial actors. In the next section, voices and feelings (attachment, fear and indifference) of some of its...