RENOVATION OF BENAVENTE
TOWN HALL, SPAIN.
The project is a complete
renovation of the interior of an old neoclassic building from the middle
of the nineteenth century. Only the outer shell of the building is conserved.
It is a Neotuscan-style structure consisting of a façade and a portico.
In the seventies renovations were carried out which completely destroyed
the whole interior. After some years in disuse it recovered its function
as a Town Hall.
The intervention revolves around very few materials and two pieces proposed
in the project: a red curtain and the new staircase. With these two pieces
the guidelines were set for the intervention. The space is defined by the
flows of changing views and movements which its visitors will subsequently
produce i.e. the new space does not depend on the perimeter structure formed
by the walls of the old building.
Date of Construction January 2006 - August 2007 (1st phase)
Total built area -1189.50 m2
Architect:- José Juan Barba (Project and management of the works)
Collaborators.- Andrés Ferrero, Rosa Pérez (civil engineer),
Miguel A. Vecino (quantity surveyor), Daniel Juan (quantity surveyor).
Construction Company.- Pedro Sanchez Rodríguez (civil works). Illione
(furnishing), Terraconti (floors). E. Casas (lighting), Cristalería
Nozal (glass), Talleres Fernandez (stainless steel), Fonbegas (installation
of air conditioning), Heraclit (ceilings).
Developer.- Benavente Town Council, Zamora.
Photography by.- Ignacio Bisbal Grandal.