Biennale Architettura 2016
La Biennale di Venezia
Pabellón español
Spanish pavilion


Luis Moreno Mansilla. Emilio Tuñón Álvarez

Luis Moreno Mansilla. Emilio Tuñón Álvarez

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Located in the medieval quarter of Cáceres, the compound onto which the new project was added consisted of two very different constructions; both quite dilapidated by years of disuse. The new building adapts to the existing structures like a hermit crab taking up residence inside an abandoned shell. The old structures are revitalized and rehabilitated by the new uses, and in turn, the contemporary architecture dwells harmoniously within its historic surroundings: a respectful and dignified coexistence.
The resulting building accommodates two complementary activities: the new home of the Atrio restaurant and a small Relais-Châteaux hotel with fourteen guestrooms.
This new functional organism conforms to the irregularities it encounters along the perimeter of the existing buildings, revealing itself on the exterior only within the landscaped courtyard as a fabric of slender white concrete columns.



Plaza de San Mateo, Cáceres, España.

Luis Moreno Mansilla. Emilio Tuñón Álvarez

Carlos Martínez de Albornoz, Andrés Regueiro, Marceline Ruckstuhl, Carlos Brage, David Orkand, Arabella Masson, Elke Gmyrek, Ignacio Peydro, Teresa Cruz, Anna Partenheimer, Joao Leitao, Bárbara Silva y Carlos Cerezo; Technical Architect: Fernando Benito Fernández Cabello.

3.000 m2

Luis Asín