The project sets the restoration of the Sant Julià’s Castle enclosure – 19th century fortress- and the recovery of its surroundings, through the creation of a facility to host a Contemporary Arts Centre, accompanied of complementary services: workshops for artists, auditorium, hotel and restaurants. The fortress is formed by a set of units, built with vaults and walls made of stone with considerable thickness, the majority of them half-buried and communicated through tunnels that run across the mountain.
▼鸟瞰图，aerial view ©Carlos Suárez-Kilzi
The fortress is formed by a set of units, built with vaults and walls made of stone with considerable thickness, the majority of them half-buried and communicated through tunnels that run across the mountain.
▼石质体量半埋入地下，the majority of the stone volumes are half-buried ©Jordi Mas
▼覆盖着土壤和植被的绿色屋顶，the green roof covered with soil and vegetation ©Jordi Mas
▼博物馆区域位于建筑的底层，其上方则是酒店区域，the lower level of the set hosts the museum area and the hotel is placed at the top ©Carlos Suárez-Kilzi
The lower level of the set hosts the museum area and the hotel is placed at the top, the area that was formerly known as the stronghold, the zone where the explosives used to be stored. A big auditorium with oval section 7,5m high with a reinforced concrete vault cast with natural soil formwork, is placed at the center of the set, next to the main entrance. All the new buildings also incorporate exposed reinforced concrete as prominent building material.
▼博物馆区域，museum area ©Carlos Suárez-Kilzi
▼博物馆入口，museum entrance ©Jordi Mas
▼主厅，main hall ©Jordi Mas
▼展厅，exhibition area ©Carlos Suárez-Kilzi
▼城堡建筑的拱顶被保留下来，成为新的展览空间，the vaults of the castle was restored to function as new exhibition spaces ©Marco Pastori
▼拱顶走廊，arcades ©Carlos Suárez-Kilzi
▼椭圆形礼堂内部，internal view of the auditorium with an oval section ©Jordi Mas
©Josep M. Torra
Being a project that combines restoration and new construction there are two basic building solutions. The prominent one keeps the austere fortress spirit of the existing castle, with half-buried walls and green roof covered with soil and vegetation. This concept is complemented in certain areas with glazed walls buildings with lightweight facades and roofs made out of corten steel.
▼酒店水池区域，view from the hotel pool ©Carlos Suárez-Kilzi
▼露台俯瞰，terrace view ©Carlos Suárez-Kilzi
▼城堡原有的质朴感和场所精神被尽可能地保留下来，the restoration keeps the austere fortress spirit of the existing castle ©Carlos Suárez-Kilzi
▼新建的玻璃幕墙，lightweight facades ©Carlos Suárez-Kilzi
▼屋顶，rooftop ©Carlos Suárez-Kilzi
▼考顿钢屋顶细部，corten steel roof detail ©Carlos Suárez-Kilzi
▼酒店夜景，hotel view©Marco Pastori
▼酒店室内细部，hotel interior view©Marco Pastori
▼建筑细部，details ©Carlos Suárez-Kilzi
▼首层平面图，plan level 1
▼2层平面图，plan level 2
▼3层平面图，plan level 3
Architects: Fuses-Viader Arquitectes (Josep Fuses, Joan M. Viader) Project team:
Carla Arruebo, Jordi Serra, Pilar Arbonés.
Engineering: Cristian Vallés
Structural engineering: Blázquez-Guanter Arquitectes SLP
Quantity surveyor: Francesc Rodríguez
Client: LUTECAF S.A.
Photography: Carlos Suárez-Kilzi, Jordi Mas, Josep M. Torra, Marco Pastori
Location: Sants Metges mountain, Sant Julià de Ramis, Spain.
Built area: 11.465,60 sqm
Site area: 46.792,70 sqm