ARCHITECTS: Sol89

LOCATION: Medina Sidonia / Cádiz, Spain

BUILDING’S PURPOSE: Cooking School (Conversion/Refurbishment)

FLOOR AREA: 751 m²

COMPLETION DATE: 2011

BRICK TYPE: facing bricks, glazed facing bricks

 

 

Close to Cádiz in the south of Spain, an ancient slaughterhouse was converted into a professional cooking school. New clay roof tiles mirror the roof tiling method of the historic city, and the bright whitewashed walls are equally compliant with regional traditions. The historic building section – inclusive of Phoenician columns – accommodates public facilities like a restaurant and a bar, whereas the classrooms and the kitchen are located in the new annexe. In the latter, special ceramic tiles provide for hygiene and slip resistance.

 

Jury Statement, Pavol Panak, Slovakia

As the winning project of the “Urban Infill” category, we have chosen the conversion of a former slaughterhouse into a cooking school. In the sense of its spatial organisation and its materiality, the project is very much inspired by local tradition, but it deals with it in a very contemporary way. The way the ceramics are used on the roof of the school enriches the silhouette of the town in a traditional but non-sentimental way. Those are the outstanding qualities of this project. Unusually, it uses just one type of brick and one type of tile for all the vertical and sloping areas as well as the horizontal surfaces. This gives the building a sense of monomateriality. It looks very strong in its appearance, almost like a statue; quite interesting, very convincing.

 

 

Watch the official video below:

 

 

 

 

 

Brick 14: Urban Infill Winner - Cooking School

Cooking School, Spain

Brick 14: Urban Infill Winner - Cooking School

Cooking School, Spain

Brick 14: Urban Infill Winner - Cooking School

Cooking School, Spain

Brick 14: Urban Infill Winner - Cooking School

Brick 14: Urban Infill Winner - Cooking School

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