Biennale Architettura 2016
La Biennale di Venezia
Pabellón español
Spanish pavilion

Casa del Condestable

Fernando Tabuenca y Jesús Leache

Casa del Condestable
Fernando Tabuenca y Jesús Leache

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The Casa del Condestable is a sixteenth-century palace that had undergone sweeping renovations and alterations over the years, until finally the original building was unrecognizable and in a general state of ruin. The process of historical documentation, preparation of the design project and construction supervision of the building restoration and renovation lasted seven years. Original elements from the renaissance building were uncovered, including almost 4000 square meters of wood ceilings that had been hidden by suspended ceilings in the perimeter rooms. By removing the added ceilings and restoring the wood, these rooms recovered their original proportions and appearance. A major part of the architectural intervention centred around the recuperation of the central courtyard, of which only a few of the original columns remained. The project establishes a natural continuity between the old and the necessarily new, by using the original materials throughout: wood, terracotta, lime stuccoes and plaster.


Casa del Condestable

Calle Mayor 2. Pamplona. Navarra

Fernando Tabuenca y Jesús Leache

Project team:
Belén Beguiristain Lahuerta, architect, Arturo Pérez Espinosa, José Luis Sola, technical architects, Susana Iturralde, Raúl Escrivá, Mikel Landa, structural design, GE & Asociados, engineering, Gabinete Trama, archaeology, Sagarte, S.L., restoration, Asunción Orbe, historical research. Axonometric drawings bcsarchitects.wix

6.819 m2

Luis Prieto