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New Gate of the Alhambra-Granada, Spain

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Floorplan New Gate  Concept Alhambra  Concept 2 Alhambra

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Name: New Gate of the Alhambra
Location: Granada, Spain
Address: 1066 Granada massacre, 18009 Granada, Spain
Architects: Alvaro Siza, and Juan Domingo Santos
Collaborators: Jose Navarro Navarro
Structural Engineers: GOP Engenharia
Industrial Engineering: Abacus Engineers
Size: 5,700 sqm
Year: In Progress


AE Interest:

-Creates a new entrance to the Palace of Charles V (Alhambra) of Spain; contrasts light and warmth with dark and cold; aimed to disguise the massive building and enhance the castle-fortress [2]; one challenge is how to excavate the land without causing damage to the site itself; the main entrance is located underground and utilizes light-wells to illuminate the interior of the building; designed to blend into the surrounding landscape [3].

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Written by Eric J. Feuge

September 7, 2016 at 12:14 pm

Posted in Under Construction

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