Giving light without touching. Rehabilitation of the The Ancient Church of Vilanova de la Barca by Alea Olea

04/05/2017
Giving light without touching. Rehabilitation of the The Ancient Church of Vilanova de la Barca by Alea Olea
[Vilanova de la Barca - Lleida] Spain
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
Rehabilitation of the The Ancient Church of Vilanova de la Barca by AO. Photography © Adrià Goula
Alea Olea (AO) has completed the rehabilitation of the Gothic church of the thirteenth century Santa Maria de Vilanova de la Barca. An intervention that demonstrates a special sensitivity and beauty.
The intervention of Alea Olea (AO) has mainly focused on the covering elements, ie the facade and the roof. A brick lattice work painted in color white and a gabled roof tile have given character to the intervention.

Giving light without touching, illuminate the remains by inserting the white as an argument to highlight the interior light of the intervention. A new space with quiet dialogs between the existing remains and the new architecture.
 

Description of the project by Alea Olea

The Ancient Church of Vilanova de la Barca (Lleida, Spain) is a 13th century Gothic building that was partially demolished in 1936 as a result of the bombings during the Spanish Civil War. Since then, the church had been in a general state of ruin, preserving just its apse, some fragments of the naves and the west façade. The main aim of the project was to recover the rests of the ancient church and to restore its original appearance while transforming the old struct...read more

Architects
AleaOlea arquitectura i paisatge(Laia Re
nalias, Carles Serrano, Leticia Soriano, Roger Such)
Owner
Ajuntament de Vilanova de la Barca
Developer
Secretaria d’Habitatge i Millora Urbana.
Generalitat de Catalunya. Ajuntament de Vilanova de la Barca. Incasol. Institut Català del Sòl
Constructor
Construccions Jaen-Vallés - Urcotex Inmo
biliaria
Technical Architect
Baldomer Ric
Dates
Project and Work: 2009-16
Area
200 m²
Budget
275.000,00€

Alea Olea

Alea Olea is an open platform consisting of young professionals working in the fields of architecture and landscaping and established between Barcelona and Tunis. We provide over 15 years of experience in a broad range of projects in the Mediterranean, ranging from the study of the territory and the landscape to action in the field of rehabilitation and new construction. We develop public and private works, deve...read more