Location: Baeza, Jaen, Spain
Developers: Junta de Andalucía. Empresa Pública de Suelo de Andalucía. Ayuntamiento de Baeza.
Built Area: 3.539 sqm + 645 sqm of courtyards
Total Budget: 6.481.437,32 euros
Photographs: Fernando Alda
How do we understand the historic building?
The answer rose slowly; we think of the building as a fragment –almost a stump-, as an element enwrapped in itself, with no ability to suggest, nor create, nor to define its own structure. The strategy was to clean up the building's additions, to accept the historic building as an unfinished fragment and to envelop it with new construction.
• The existing: the building or historic fragment which contains the representative and political part
• The new: the container of offices, common and customer service areas
• The void: the container of a new public space, lobby, waiting and sitting areas