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Our work on the facade of the Ciudad de la Cultura in Santiago de Compostela

Jun , 28
Our work on the facade of the Ciudad de la Cultura in Santiago de Compostela

In 1999 the Galician Ciudad de la Cultura was created by the Xunta de Galicia with the main purpose of providing the Galician community with a multidisciplinary space for cultural interaction. From this foundation projects competition was proposed to design this space which obtained the proposals of 12 design and architectural projects of national and international level.

The project model to build the Ciudad de la Cultura was finally developed by the North American architect Peter Eisenman.
Its plastic and conceptual singularity along with the exceptional tune with the place whereas the project was carried out made this proposal a winner.

Inspired by the shape of the medieval helmet of Santiago and the famous pilgrim scallop’s rippled undulations, he designed a proposal where this ‘map’ was implemented on the top of the mountain. Based on this concept, the original project consists of six buildings connected by streets and a square as a connecting link. Four of those six buildings are currently being finalised: The Creative Entrepreneurship Centre of Galicia, the Library and the Archive of Galicia, the Gaiás Centre Museum and the Centre for Cultural Innovation.

TINO Natural Stone customises each one of the natural stones that face the facade of the Ciudad de la Cultura of Santiago de Compostela

From TINO Natural Stone we are contributing by selecting and customising each one of the natural stones that face the facade of such an emblematic architectural structure. The Ciudad de la Cultura of Santiago de Compostela is a vivid example of the level of customisation that we can perform with natural stone.

Some snapshots of the Ciudad de la Cultura, Santiago de Compostela. Author: Luis Miguel Bugallo Sánchez

In the previous images we can appreciate the level of customisation of each of the natural stones pieces that cover theentire facade of this magnificent building. In this case, white and red quartzite were used in order to allow the structures to adapt themselves into the environment, as the architect had proposed.

For further information about how we work feel free to contact our professional team. Remember that in TINO Natural Stone we develop bespoke projects in natural stone.

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