MARQUÉS DE VALLADARES 39-41
The properties on which the project is carried out are in the surroundings of Plaza de Compostela and Colón Street, and comprise an existing building, the Rivas Barreras (Francisco Castro Represas, 1933) and a plot formed by the union of other two, the numbers 39 and 41 of the street Marqués de Valladares.
The most remarkable feature of the building Rivas Barreras is its rationalistic facade, with a clear and well proportioned composition. The interior of the building has been ruined for years and doubts about the state of conservation of its structure, as well as the lack of basement floors, make the most suitable option is the interior emptying of the building, repairing and conserving its facade.
The new building, on the lots with numbers 39 and 41, will adjust to the alignments indicated in the planning, facing Marqués de Valladares and entering the interior of the inner yard until reaching the limit of the area of archaeological protection. The heights, in number of plants, oscillate between the five plants in the zone west of the plot, and six in the zone of contact with the building Rivas Barreras and the building band that takes bottom with respect to the street Colón.
The floor height will be adjusted to that of the Rivas Barreras building, with heights close to three meters free, which will confer a spatial proportion and a remarkable quality to the new building, as well as a harmonious implantation at street level.
The new building manifests itself as a series of cantilevered slabs, flush with the existing building, and enclosed by movable wooden latticework outwards and sliding glass panes inward, which will give it an ever-changing appearance and changing, according to the seasons and hours of the day and the highest level of openness, sunshine or privacy desired.
Due to the great depth that the new building achieves, it is proposed to build a large, well-lit and quiet courtyard.