REHABILITATION AND EXTENSION OF THE PALACIO DEL MARQUÉS DE VALLADARES
On the edge of Casco Vello and a few meters from the sea and Puerta del Sol, the Palace of the Marqués de Valladares has a strategic position in the city.
The site has been occupied continuously since Roman times, beginning the construction of the palace in the seventeenth century and continuing, through additions both along Oliva Street and in height, well into the twentieth century.
The purpose of the project is to take advantage of the potential of the palace situation to introduce uses that open it to the public and contribute to revitalize a key area of the city. Both the connection of the plants with the Oliva and Xoanelo streets and the connection with the garden are carefully considered, making that spaces that until now had a strictly private use can become a part of the collective imagination of the city.
These spaces are planned as free and open as possible, so that they can be adapted over time to different activities without the building as a whole or the overall identity of the Palace compromised.
Probably the most outstanding feature of the Palace of the Marqués de Valladares is its stone perimeter with large holes in the ground floor and a more measured voids and with an alternate rhythm in the upper floors. These elements will be preserved, considering a structure of high light metal beams in the interior, which are related to the original structure by precisely following its layout, both in plan and in height, preserving the spatial orientation of the Palace and maintaining its characteristic profile. This approach, compatible with the lower construction of the car park, allows the opening and interconnection of the building and the garden in a way that until now could not be experienced.