Project for the technical upgrade of the urban services infrastructure and accessibility of former site of the tannery of Casas do Rego, first phase for the urban development of the complex for future residential use.
The intervention is placed with minimum transformation of the existing topography, taking into consideration the historical, heritage and architectonic value of the former tannery and the cultural, environmental and landscape values of the adjacent Sarela River and the rest of the historic city where the tannery is located.
The project traces back the original access points of the industrial complex and the relationship with the river, introducing new green public spaces built with a limited pallet of materials. Local granite is used in various formats from gravel to large slabs, allowing for permeable surfaces maintaining and filtering the natural water intake to the river below.
A terrace for public use is regained from the former main access to the factory paved in gravel and planned with a small forest of trees. The edges of the terrace also help to redefine the secondary access to the complex, creating a new connection to the public footpath along the Sarela River.
Project: Proyecto de urbanización del conjunto industrial de Casas do Rego
Location: Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Architect: ESTAR, Aurora Armental Ruiz & Stefano Ciurlo Walker, Santiago de Compostela
Collaborators project: José María Monreal Periáñez, Ingrid Gjermstad, Thomas Lorin, Maya Brams Koch, Luis Gil Pita
Services engineer: Quicler-Lopez Ingenieros
Survey: Grupo Compass
Archaeologist: Anxo Felpeto
Model photography: Andrés Fraga
Invited competition: 2014
Design and construction: 2015-2017