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EYAC Arquitec creates urban strip by restoring medieval wall of Cabra in Spain

Spain Architecture News - Jul 18, 2023 - 15:40   1133 views

EYAC Arquitec creates urban strip by restoring medieval wall of Cabra in Spain

Spanish architecture practice EYAC Arquitec has created an urban strip made of stone to rehabilitate and restore the Medieval wall of Cabra, in Spain.

The 1,275-square-metre project was developed as an urban intervention to restore the deterioration and degradation in which the environment of the Barrio de la Villa and the walls of the castle were found.

EYAC Arquitec creates urban strip by restoring medieval wall of Cabra in Spain

The project was aimed to build the city's historic fabric on the remains of the southern section of the medieval wall, combining archaeological research with attempts to restore and consolidate existing wall structures.

The strip consisting of a single linear strip that forms a walking path connected from the upper level.

EYAC Arquitec creates urban strip by restoring medieval wall of Cabra in Spain

"Particular geological-geotechnical problems associated with the area, related to phenomena associated with instability presented by the edge of the slope where the action is located, and which caused permanent damage to said structures, precipitated the need to act against the risk of landslides that existed," said EYAC Arquitec

"Landslides could affect not only the conservation of the heritage, but also the houses that sit on the highly degraded edge of the Villa (houses on Ana de la Rosa and Tinte streets)," the office added.

EYAC Arquitec creates urban strip by restoring medieval wall of Cabra in Spain

The actions carried out involved the consolidation and recovery of the wall in the section that runs parallel to Ana de la Rosa street, as well as the structural consolidation of the slope that descends towards the back of Tinte street. 

In addition, along with those actions, the risk of slipping in the most dangerous section was been eliminated.

From a constructive point of view, the sum of innovative methodologies in the heritage field (consolidation injections) with local and traditional rehabilitation and reconstruction techniques of stone factories defines the character of the intervention. 

EYAC Arquitec creates urban strip by restoring medieval wall of Cabra in Spain

Accordingly, it has been possible to eliminate the risk of landslides, the damaged sections of the wall have been consolidated, new walls have been rebuilt where lost sections were found, and new routes have been created that provide new perspectives.

This intervention involves the consolidation and recovery of the Medieval wall, allowing integration of the walled enclosure into the urban fabric. 

EYAC Arquitec creates urban strip by restoring medieval wall of Cabra in Spain

It also involves the enhancement of the heritage enclave, with Iberian, Roman, and Medieval defensive structures of transcendental importance given the impact that the recovery of this property means, both socially and culturally, for the inhabitants of the Barrio de la Villa and the Egabrenses.

EYAC Arquitec creates urban strip by restoring medieval wall of Cabra in Spain

EYAC Arquitec creates urban strip by restoring medieval wall of Cabra in Spain

EYAC Arquitec creates urban strip by restoring medieval wall of Cabra in Spain

EYAC Arquitec creates urban strip by restoring medieval wall of Cabra in Spain

EYAC Arquitec creates urban strip by restoring medieval wall of Cabra in Spain

EYAC Arquitec creates urban strip by restoring medieval wall of Cabra in Spain

EYAC Arquitec creates urban strip by restoring medieval wall of Cabra in Spain

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EYAC Arquitec creates urban strip by restoring medieval wall of Cabra in Spain

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EYAC Arquitec creates urban strip by restoring medieval wall of Cabra in Spain

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EYAC Arquitec creates urban strip by restoring medieval wall of Cabra in Spain

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EYAC Arquitec creates urban strip by restoring medieval wall of Cabra in Spain

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EYAC Arquitec was founded in 2018 as a result of years of close collaboration between its founding partners, Alejandro Cobo and Carlos Blázquez, in a multitude of projects. 

The firm carries out projects on building pathologies, structural intervention, intervention in heritage (including BIC - Assets of Cultural Interest), restoration, and rehabilitation.

Project facts

Architecture Studio: EYAC Arquitec
DO: Alejandro A. Cobo Fernández | Architect
D.E.O.: Carlos J. Blazquez Nunez | Technical architect
Collaboration: Pilar Gimena Córdoba | Dr. Architect

Promoter: Hon. Cabra Town Hall
Year of construction: 2022
Area of operation: 1,275 m2
Location: CABRA (Córdoba)

All images © EYAC Arquitec | Manolo Espaliú.

All drawings © EYAC Arquitec.

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