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RESTORATION OF THE HILLTOP SITE OF TURÓ DE LA ROVIRA
Barcelona, 2011

The proposal is based on the conservation of the ruins of the artillery battery and the ones associated to the following illegal edifications occupation, always the ones compatible with the ruins of the military defense structures. With the exception of the access from the Marià Lavèrnia street, that will allow the entrance to the central space of the artillery batteries and will have all the necessary elements for its public use, the remaining elements (pathways and stairs) were left in its existing state. The project highlights one of the first Turó’s occupations, that was based on farm business, which consists on a third layer (the oldest one) of the occupation history of the hill. The entire intervention is mostly concentrated in the central area, urbanized with a minimal character, and in this way, not inserting excessive scale elements in a place that exclusively have to emphasize the remaining parts of the batteries (and punctually the remnant features of the houses or the farming background). This paved element, aside from allowing the access with a minimum comfort to the visitors, will be equipped with the services needed for the next museum actions, both in the exterior and interior of the batteries building. The project includes a treatment at the exterior area (contemplating the vertical parameters and the pavement of the battery ruins), and in its interior, such as the elements related to the illegal buildings (remaining walls and pavements not deriving from the batteries), all of it according to the project developed by the History Museum of Barcelona (MUHBA).

Awards
European Prize for Urban Public Space 2012

Finalist XII Bienal Española de Arquitectura y Urbanismo 2013

Prize SILVER MEDALS de DOMUS International Award for Restoration and Preservation 2014

Client
Agencia de Promoción del Carmel y Entornos SA

Builder
URCOTEX

Area / Budget
9.611 m² / 968.332 €

Associates
AAUP-Jordi Romero, architect
Jansana, de la Villa, de Paauw Arquitectes

Team
MUSEO DE HISTORIA DE BARCELONA (Joan Roca, Director; Carme García, project chief; Carme Miró, archaeologist; Lidia Font, Chief of restoration; Josep Bracons, Collections director) MEMORIAL DEMOCRATICO DE LA GENERALITAT DE CATALUÑA (Jordi Palou-Loverdos, Diretor; Jordi Guixé, Técnico da área de patrimônio; Ricard Conesa, technician of the heritage area) ATTICS (Jordi Ramos, archaeologist) AGÈNCIA DEL CARMEL (Oriol Bonet, Diretor General; Josep Barjuan, Director of the Project and construction department; Maite Gámez y Heriberto Muñoz, technicians of the Project and construction department; Toni Coll, comunication) SGS (Raquel Campo, technical direction) LIMONIUM SL (Eduardo Soler, agronomist) AAUP (Encarna Cortés, Borja Iglesias, Pau Asens y Andreu Marfull, architects, Oscar Cabrera, instalations and budget) JDVDP (Imma Jansana, Conchita de la Villa, Robert de Paauw, Toni Abelló, Carlota Socías, Josep M. Vidal, Betta Canepa, Barbara Hellin, architects, Claudia Belli, architecture student) Montserrat Cucurella, graphic design.

Photos
Lourdes Jansana