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Julio Gotor Valcárcel

Sperrstrasse, Basel, Switzerland
He was born in Albacete, Spain. He is an architect graduated from ETSAM (Madrid), 1st Class Honors, 2017. Before finishing his studies he did a short internship at Atelier Bow-wow, Tokyo. He is a former collaborator at estudio Herreros (Madrid). Currently, he is working at Herzog & de Meuron, Basel. His work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale 2018. He was one of the winners of the Young Talent Architecture Award by the Mies van der Rohe foundation in 2018.

Perdido (Lost)


Heritage, infrastructure and landscape - Plan of Recovery of Underground Spaces of Madrid

Perdido (Lost)


Heritage, infrastructure and landscape - Plan of Recovery of Underground Spaces of Madrid
The project displays a new approach to the heritage, recovering spaces as an urban infrastructure.
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Type of project
  • New areas of operation

As one of the winners of the YTAA I will present the project and the relation it has with heritage.

The aim of the project is an approach on how to work with heritage in the city. The general strategy is to recover the existing latent space of the city (Madrid), understanding those spaces as an infrastructure. Setting up a strategy that will reflect the origin and evolution of the city.

The project sets a plan, understanding those spaces as a given and using them to set up a new entity. The idea of the palimpsest is crucial and how the different layers of the history are revealed. The project works on how to reflect the lost reality of the city, operating on existing spaces and proposing new strategies of intervention. A project that is also understood as a review of the historical construction technics, using them as a tool.

The project proposes the understanding of the given heritage in a holistic way where the heritage has to be merged with the new proposed urban space.



Plan of Action

Intervention I

Intervention II

Intervention III

Technique

Perdido (Lost)


Heritage, infrastructure and landscape - Plan of Recovery of Underground Spaces of Madrid

Perdido (Lost)


Heritage, infrastructure and landscape - Plan of Recovery of Underground Spaces of Madrid
The project displays a new approach to the heritage, recovering spaces as an urban infrastructure.
File under
Type of project
  • New areas of operation

As one of the winners of the YTAA I will present the project and the relation it has with heritage.

The aim of the project is an approach on how to work with heritage in the city. The general strategy is to recover the existing latent space of the city (Madrid), understanding those spaces as an infrastructure. Setting up a strategy that will reflect the origin and evolution of the city.

The project sets a plan, understanding those spaces as a given and using them to set up a new entity. The idea of the palimpsest is crucial and how the different layers of the history are revealed. The project works on how to reflect the lost reality of the city, operating on existing spaces and proposing new strategies of intervention. A project that is also understood as a review of the historical construction technics, using them as a tool.

The project proposes the understanding of the given heritage in a holistic way where the heritage has to be merged with the new proposed urban space.



Plan of Action

Intervention I

Intervention II

Intervention III

Technique


Idea by

Julio Gotor Valcárcel
Sperrstrasse
Basel
Switzerland
He was born in Albacete, Spain. He is an architect graduated from ETSAM (Madrid), 1st Class Honors, 2017. Before finishing his studies he did a short internship at Atelier Bow-wow, Tokyo. He is a former collaborator at estudio Herreros (Madrid). Currently, he is working at Herzog & de Meuron, Basel. His work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale 2018. He was one of the winners of the Young Talent Architecture Award by the Mies van der Rohe foundation in 2018.