Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The City of Culture in Galicia

The City of Culture is a new cultural center for the province of Galicia in northwestern Spain, designed by Eisenman Architects. Its design was developed from the superposition of three sets of information.


First, the street layout of the medieval center of Santiago is superimposed on a topographic map of the site overlooking the city. Second, a modern Cartesian grid is placed over these medieval routes.
 
 
Third, through modeling software, the topography of the slope allows distorting the two flat geometries, thus generating a topological surface that repositions the old and new in a simultaneous matrix never seen before.
 
 
The original center of Santiago is set to a urban planning figure / ground where the buildings are figurative or solid and the streets are residual or voids.
 
 
Through this mapping operation, the project appears as a curved surface that is neither figure nor ground but both in a form of land and a figurative substitute for urban shape of figure and ground of the old city.
 
 
The 6 project buildings are conceived as pairs t3: the Museum of Galicia and International Art Center, the Center for Music and Performing Arts and the Head Office building and the Library and Archives of Galicia Galicia.
 
 
The experiences of visitors to any building will be affected by their relationship with their immediate partner. Roads or pedestrian streets between the buildings, also open to a public square, surrounded by 6 buildings, landscape features and elements of water.
 
 
The largest building is the Performing Arts Theater, which will keep 42.5m high.

28 comments:

  1. Thats some wicked architecture.

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  2. Modern day's technology allows architects to create visualisations so realistic they look more or less like those photos :)

    followed+

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  3. Oh My God, I want to skate down that building! haha, it's so smooth

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  4. Architecture has always been a big interest of mine! This is obviously the blog for me! This is a lot of interesting stuff, and awesome pictures! Followed!

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  5. i just love this subject!

    really creative and interesting blog! + followed

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  6. loved the choice of the images! beautiful!

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  7. Are these models?! I am so confused. There is no way these are actual photos, right?

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  8. These are photos

    (previous post pics are models)

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  9. Those are all so beautifully made :)

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  10. i love crazy architecture cool stuff!

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  11. i've been out of architecture school so long i haven't been able to pay attention to projects like this over seas. this is amazing. thanks for sharing. keepn an eye on ur blog

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  12. Everything looks like it could be used as a crazy skatepark.

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  13. Lol I would so skate this place haha "), look like a unique awesome looking place.

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  14. looks modern and I think when you walk around those buildings, it has a calming effect

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  15. nice places. thanks for sharing those pics

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  16. omg wow, this setting seems like from dream world

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  17. I'd love to go see that, but unfortunately I'm stuck in the USA.

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  18. Very beautiful, makes me wish any of the architecture in my town was notable in any way.

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  19. Really beautiful. The materials and the curves are just outstanding to me!

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  20. What an interesting looking building.

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  21. That is some neat architecture there!

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  22. WOW. I've always been interested in architecture. Its such a beautiful thing.

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  23. Wow that building is beautiful! That one building looks like a skateboarding halfpipe!!

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