Estudio Seguí + Mendoza Partida win competition for ‘Astoria-Victoria’
Designed by the practice headed by José Segui – which works from offices in Madrid and Málaga – in collaboration with the Barcelona firm MX_SI, the project ‘Ecos Urbanos’ has been selected out of seventy entries to the competition for ideas for regenerating the block of the old Astoria-Victoria cinemas, in Málaga’s historical quarter, with a new building for cultural and commercial use. Winning first prize, with its 50,000 euro endowment, the project seeks to interact with the surroundings respectfully, breaking up and reducing in scale in the direction of the Plaza de la Merced. With a continuous skin of glazed ceramic pieces alternating lattices and solid surfaces, the building includes a theater, exhibition galleries serving as expansion of the Museo Casa Natal de Picasso, retail units, restaurants, and flexible spaces for different kinds of events. Archaeological remains are left exposed in the semibasement, and limits are blurred on the plaza level through transparent and mobile enclosures, generating visual and programmatic continuity between exterior and interior. For Mayor Francisco de la Torre, the project is one which can be carried out, but he has made clear that another competition will be called for the actual construction of the building.
analyzes in each issue a theme related to a city, a country, a tendency or an
architect, with articles by leading specialists complemented by commentary on works
and projects illustrated in detail. Published bilingually, with Spanish and English
texts placed side by side.
covers current topics, taking stock of recent trends in set sections: cover story,
works and projects, art and culture, books, technique and innovation. From 2013
on, monthly and bilingual, with Spanish and English texts printed side by side.
is the third member of the AV family: a bilingual publication essentially focussed
on design projects (with special attention on competitions and construction details),
heretofore only laterally dealt with in the other two magazines.