Friday, 2 January 2009

Winners of the Competition for Basque Cultural Center

I was surfing the internet for inspration regarding re-use projects within historic structures and areas, came across the Design Team's winner project for the Architectural Renovation of Tabakalera, [located in the city of Donostia-San Sebastian, the capital of the Gipuzkoa territory, in the Basque Country, next to the border between Spain and France].

The project is rather modest, [not really insprational] or 'conservative' in the sense that it hesitates how to stand in relation to the extant structure. The designers description that the project 'is characterized by its respect for the existing building' appears as a common excuse for rather spiritless designs in historic structures.

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