Client: Ayuntamiento de Chiclana de la Frontera
Status: Competition (2015)
Clasification: 1 prize
Location: Chiclana de la Frontera, Spain
Coordinates: 36.395042, -6.207015
Climate: Temperate, Mediterranean
Environments: Seaside, Urban
Scale: 25.000 ㎡ Large
Types: Cultural, Cultural center
The town of Sancti Petri owes is importance to the tuna fishing past and its people from the sea. The intervention aims to return the feelings of the peninsula, reinterpreting the architectonic values and peculiarities from the past, lost in the modern world.
The architecture of the industrial, the white vessels, the covered inclines, the repeated sequenced gable ends in the space inspire the new design.
This type of architecture was based on a growth through the addition of very basic typological modules thus creating a block. This form of understanding the planning of how the addition of the unitary pieces is the base and conceptual theory of our proposal.
This type of “new town” is divided into thirteen compact sets of themed usage. These sets are connected with an environment through its open perimeters achieving it thanks to its “streets and squares”. Its scale is the town’s own, more complex and shields to the western and eastern winds. Towards the outside, its massive white facades generate an environment that seems familiar to us. Towards the inside, the buildings wrap themselves up into vertical lattice windows made of treated pinewood creating a historical and cultural connection with the tradition of the carpenters from the shore and the construction of wooden boats.
As a connecting element between all the pieces, and as a new value to the peninsula, we introduce a new replanted pine “forest” (pinuspinea) that runs from the south to the north of the peninsula generating a new landscape.
We start from a module, a minimum of 78 square meters that combined with each other, form the sets of our proposal. The metal structure of this module and its proportions are done pre-fabricated and able for construction in series so that the implementation cost will be significantly lower than any conventional construction.
For the creation of the sets, two modules are designed, one generic one (a gable) and the other one being an “edge” that makes up the perimeter of the sets.