An archeological cover story
Some archeological sites are shrouded by neglect. But not the Roman ruins of Le Molinete, in Spain, where a polycarbonate roof designed by Amann-Cánovas-Maruri refreshes history.
The Madrid-based architecture studio of Atxu Amann, Andrés Cánovas and Nicolás Maruri designed a modern protective cover for the archeological park of Molinete, in the coastal town of Cartagena.
A roof of perforated steel plates and corrugated polycarbonate sheets that extends with natural geometry along the park, embracing the surrounding city.
A thin ectoplasm whose surface was studied so as to obtain a translucent effect and to filter sunlight and illuminate the park.
For an immersive experience of the site, the project includes an elevated walkway that runs parallel to the streets of the city of Cartagena.
The structure is sustained by light, 3 meter high beams of steel that allow the archeological remains to be fully admired.
Those who would like to access the archeological park thus remodeled will discover a florescent façade, green and luminous by night, that accompanies and colors the oldest and most precious part of Cartagena.
Photos via amanncanovasmaruri.blogspot.it
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