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El mirador: torre mixta en la Bahía de Algeciras, Spain (1999)

El mirador: torre mixta en la Bahía de Algeciras, Spain (1999)

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People

  • Abalos & Herreros (archive creator)
  • Abalos & Herreros (architectural firm)
  • Iñaki Abalos (architect)
  • Juan Herreros (architect)
  • Ángel Jaramillo Esteban (architect)
  • Renata Sentkiewicz (collaborator)
  • Jacob Hense (collaborator)
  • Algeciras (Spain). Excmo. Ayuntamiento (competition organizer)
  • La Sociedad Mista de Urbanización, S.A (promoter)

Title

El mirador: torre mixta en la Bahía de Algeciras, Spain (1999)

Dates of creation

circa 1999

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 43 printouts
  • 23 graphic materials
  • 11 reprographic copies
  • 4 drawings
  • 2 photographic materials
  • 0.03 l.m. of textual records

Scope and Content

The project series documents the competition entry for the mixed-use tower “El Mirador” in the Bay of Algeciras. The firm was invited to submit their design proposal which won second prize. The competition was organised by the Algeciras City Council. The firm identified this project as number 123.

“The project attempts to express, with an architectural gesture, the beauty of the geography of Algeciras: the bay, the port, the Rock and the Straits of Gibraltar, the proximity of Ceuta and Africa, the cork-oak forests that surround the town. For this [Abalos & Herreros] propose a building that, from a single body, opens out into two towers from one great public viewing platform. This form has strategic holes giving onto the more notable topographical features, establishing a physical relationship with them, while the section is organized as a gradient of privacy that increases with height.

The competition […] proposed a mixed programme in a posture parallel to the great avenue of the harbour of Algeciras. An evanescent building apparently fragile appears to let one being stimulated by the effects of the climate and the atmospheric phenomenons with an appearance changing with the function of the hours of the day or the season. Its layered section attends ascending to the different landscapes of the city: first public space, second the cities skyline and at last the 360° horizon rising above the city.” (ARCH270975)

Abalos & Herreros worked with Ángel Jaramillo, Renata Sentkiewicz, Jakob Hense.

Documenting this project are conceptual, design development and presentation drawings, cartographic and graphic materials, and competition records.

Reference Number

AP164.S1.1999.D10

Location

Algeciras Spain

Language of material

Spanish

Related units of description

  • Note that there are additional 145 photographic materials, drawings, printouts and graphic materials related to this project arranged in series AP164.S2 and AP164.S3. See files ARCH270969, ARCH277413, ARCH277512, ARCH278245, ARCH278248, ARCH278440, ARCH278441, ARCH268722, ARCH268725, ARCH268880, ARCH270963, ARCH270966, ARCH270971, ARCH270972, ARCH270973, ARCH270974, ARCH270975, ARCH270976, ARCH270979, ARCH271035, and ARCH271331.

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    • Reference Number: ARCH277414
    • Title: Conceptual, design development and presentation drawings, El mirador: torre mixta en la bahía de Algeciras, Algeciras, Spain
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1999
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Abalos & Herreros (architectural firm)
    • Abalos & Herreros (archive creator)

    Description:

    File's title: 123: Algeciras.
    Contains as well maps and views of the model.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file

    Technique and media:

    42 printouts, 11 graphic records, 9 reprographic copies, 3 drawings, 1 photograph

    Physical Description:

    - Some plans are folded.

    Location:

    Algeciras Spain

    Credit line:

    Abalos & Herreros fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Iñaki Ábalos et Juan Herreros/
    Gift of Iñaki Ábalos and Juan Herreros

    Objects that have been catalogued:

      • ARCH273285
      • Presentation drawing, El mirador: torre mixta en la bahía de Algeciras, Algeciras, Spain
      • Form: drawings
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    • Reference Number: ARCH278015
    • Title: Graphic records, El mirador: torre mixta en la bahía de Algeciras, Spain
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1999
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Abalos & Herreros (architectural firm)
    • Abalos & Herreros (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file

    Technique and media:

    5 graphic records

    Location:

    Algeciras Spain

    Credit line:

    Abalos & Herreros fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Iñaki Ábalos et Juan Herreros/
    Gift of Iñaki Ábalos and Juan Herreros

    Folder Number:

    164-160-005

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    • Reference Number: ARCH278016
    • Title: Competition documents, maps and views of the area, El mirador: torre mixta en la bahía de Algeciras, Spain
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1999
    • Form: drawings, photographs, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Abalos & Herreros (architectural firm)
    • Abalos & Herreros (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file

    Technique and media:

    7 graphic records, 2 reprographic copies, 1 printout, 1 photograph

    Dimensions:

    records: 0,01 l.m.

    Physical Description:

    - The plans are folded.

    Location:

    Algeciras Spain

    Credit line:

    Abalos & Herreros fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Iñaki Ábalos et Juan Herreros/
    Gift of Iñaki Ábalos and Juan Herreros

    Folder Number:

    164-160-006

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    • Reference Number: ARCH278017
    • Title: Competition documents, El mirador: torre mixta en la bahía de Algeciras, Spain
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1999
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Abalos & Herreros (architectural firm)
    • Abalos & Herreros (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file

    Technique and media:

    1 drawing

    Dimensions:

    records: 0,01 l.m.

    Location:

    Algeciras Spain

    Credit line:

    Abalos & Herreros fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Iñaki Ábalos et Juan Herreros/
    Gift of Iñaki Ábalos and Juan Herreros

    Folder Number:

    164-160-007

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    • Reference Number: ARCH278018
    • Title: Competition documents, El mirador: torre mixta en la bahía de Algeciras, Spain
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1999
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Abalos & Herreros (architectural firm)
    • Abalos & Herreros (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file

    Dimensions:

    records: 0,01 l.m.

    Location:

    Algeciras Spain

    Credit line:

    Abalos & Herreros fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Iñaki Ábalos et Juan Herreros/
    Gift of Iñaki Ábalos and Juan Herreros

    Folder Number:

    164-160-008

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