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.
Architect: Fuses- Viader Architects
Location: Muntanya dels Sants Metges, 17481, Girona, Spain
Architects authors of the work: Josep Fuses, Joan M. Viader
Design Team: Carla Arruebo, Jordi Serra, Pilar Arbonès
Area: 11466.0 m2
Project Year: 2018
Photographs: Carlos Suárez-Kilzi, Jordi Mas, Josep M. Torra
Manufacturers: Florim, Schüco, Zucchetti, VIDRESIF, Flaminia
Engineer: Cristian Vallés
Structural Calculation: Blázquez-Guanter Arquitectes
Technical Architecture: Francesc Rodríguez
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.