Appreciation towards Martín Lejarraga for providing the following description:
exceptional conditions because of the sea views and because it is very close to the
inside and outside.
makes this place the door of the city. So, the visitor can find in the same place sights as
the Roman Theatre, the Isaac Peral Submarine, the town hall, the Castle, the main wall,
and the panoramic lift among others monuments.
This is for their walking, enjoyment, playing, going out… In short, a maximum use of this
exceptional space with its strategic position.
uses are concentrated in a singular piece, easy to recognize as a roof which
reproduces in its surface a seabed as a ceramic mosaic. Below this ceramic roof we
can find several uses:
– Shadow spaces where you can enjoy the excellent views, with rest areas with benches
around the pillars, and a playground.
– Knowledge area called ‘sea classroom’, where information about marine species
from the area is exhibited.
-control area is located in the access area, and it is to control de entry or exit of the
passengers. There are two cabins for Port Authority, Police and ‘ Guardia Civil’.
– the tourist information is in a third cabin and it offers all information about the city.
temporal elements with offer plenty of space.
the ship from where you can see the quayside as a big canvas. So the surface is a
place where the location of the sights or the directions of the wind are described and
the roof is a big mosaic which draws the seabed with ceramics.
Port of Cartagena
ARCHITECTURAL OFFICE Martín Lejarraga
- photographs=David Frutos