Introspection landscape: a space for reflection on the Camino de Santiago

Best Project of Public Space by Student

About the project
The intervention project in the landscape of the Camino de Santiago, seeks to adapt its possibilities to a careful reading of the conditions provided by its natural environment, which was born with the vocation of satisfying the balance of the environment.
The chapel welcomes the last step of the way. Its volume dialogues with the public space that welcomes it, generating a play of light and shadow, which allows to evoke the function of a sundial. The vocation of their space is the sensitive empowerment, based on external conditions. Escape the crowds, establish an intimate and thoughtful place. A part of its development rests gently on the river allowing the serene passage of its course, and being crossed by light, it generates a sensation in perpetual change, as time progresses. The river, with the purity of its reflective plane, the incidence of light, and the composition of the volume return the image of a cross, thus communicating its religious function.

Palencia, Spain

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Applicants and authors of the project
Ortín + Molina.
Sergio Ortín Molina and Miguel Ángel Ortín Molina are architects from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Sergio is currently pursuing a PhD in Architecture while Miguel Ángel is studying a Master's Degree in Architecture. They have obtained several academic recognitions during their career such as the award for the best records of the Degree and the People's Choice Award on the III Golden Trezzini Awards with Ethereal: Reconstruction of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral (Paris, France).