E17 Portraits - BREATHING BACK

Chiva (ES) - Winner


Associates: Catalina Salvà Matas (ES) – architect, Santiago Alberca Gandia (ES), Jaume Gil Bou (ES) – students in architecture 

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"We envisage the ravine as a "landscape repairing device", as an elongated centrality that weaves together the hydraulic heritage, the existing continuities and the different habitats (including human). In order to imagine an architecture that takes care of the milieus, we shift the point of view from the traditional one of replacement to one of reparation and regeneration of what is already there: the social fabric, the dynamics of water and the patterns of life."