In Vitoria-Gasteiz, south of Bilbao, architects Javier Bárcena and Luis Zufiaur designed a hotel carefully taking into consideration the importance of the visual component for the guests’ everyday activities.
Suzhou Chapel is a building with many merits designed by the well-known studio Neri & Hu of Shanghai. Located in a dense residential neighbourhood in the city of Suzhou, the chapel is designed to be a place for worshipping and meeting.
It took a lot of work, but Bárcena y Zufiaur have finally completed their redevelopment of Mercado de Abastos (food market) near Plaza de Santa Bárbara in Vitoria-Gasteiz in the Basque country. With a new skin of glass and steel, Bárcena y Zufiaur’s Mercado de Abastos has been restored its central role in the cityscape.
Francisco Mangado & Asociados’ Fine Arts Museum of Asturias has won the 2016 ARCHMARATHON Award in the Arts & Culture category. The judges particularly appreciated the way the architects reconciled the new spaces with the existing construction.
Near the town of Elche, in the countryside overlooking Spain’s Costa Blanca, Mesura has designed Casa IV: an annex for an existing single-storey home in the centre of a garden, located in a setting without any particular attractions. Mesura has designed Casa IV as a boundary made of glass and brick.
The three young architects of Spanish studio MX_SI have won the competition for expansion of Gosta Serlachius Museum in Finland. With the Gosta Serlachius Museum project, MX_SI focuses on and guides the context of the landscape, offering a central position to the old Joennimei Manor House where the museum was originally housed.
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