SCENICAL COMPLEX. PUERTOS DE SANTA BARBARA. CARTAGENA. MURCIA
A further dimension of landscape.
A distorted reality, improved by time, that takes and builds up different shots and views, reflected in the final image. A panoramical assault to the monofocal and canonical perspective.
The intervention is developed in a public plot, belonging to the Puertos de Santa Bárbara de Arriba (Cartagena) Neighbours’ association, where its Rural museum already stands and typical countryside scenes are recreated. It is therefore, a way of recovering, transforming and improving a rural landscape without missing its natural values, by a series of interventions that become the scenery of the typical way of life of the inhabitants of this small neighborhood.
The scenical complex is placed in the southern extreme of the site, on the very corner of the plot, making possible with it several intentions:
• To leave more free space of the plot. • To take advantage of the angle in the corner for the development of the piece. • To come closer to the exterior, to walk around the landscape “from the inside”.
A small stage that not only serves its own purpose of housing performances, but that can also become a trigger and complement for a series of situations that are generated on its surroundings.
Architecture conceived as the conjunction of the activities of people and the requirements of the place.
Over the stage the back of the scene stands, with a double back, two different faces, built in concrete, that delimit the inner space that serves the artists and provides a route on an upper level which pokes out in a sequence through the windows that look over the landscape.
These self supporting concrete walls appear as independent pieces of origami, becoming huge paper birds in the landscape.
PROJECT TIME :JUNE 2003 CONSTRUCTION TIME: WORK BEGINNING DATE = OCTOBER 2003 WORK ENDING DATE = SEPTEMBER 2009
TECHNICAL DATA SCENICAL COMPLEX. PUERTOS DE SANTA BARBARA. CARTAGENA. MURCIA LOCATION STREET, TOWN, COUNTRY campo nubla (los puertos de santa bárbara de abajo) Los Marines_ Cartagena (Murcia) Spain CLIENT Neighborhood association of ' Los puertos de Santa Bárbara' Ayuntamiento de Cartagena. START OF PLANNING project / November 2006 COMPLETION works / September 2009 DESIGNER AUTHOR Martín Lejarraga ARCHITECTURAL OFFICE Martín Lejarraga PROJECT TEAM -collaborators- Office=Daniel Ruiz. Architect. - On site- Jose Manuel García. Technical Architect. - general consultor= Florentino Regalado. - photographs= David Frutos GENERAL CONSTRUCTOR TAMAR Electro-Galifa BUILT-UP AREA 131,70 m2 START OF PLANNING project / November 2004 COMPLETION 2005-2010 BUILDING COSTS 90.479 €