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Saturday, July 20, 2019

rodríguez + pintos, interpretation center in A Guarda (Pontevedra)

A Guarda – a municipality in the Galician comarca of O Baixo Miño (Lower Miño) – is home to the castle of Santa Cruz, which was built on the bank of the Miño River in the context of the Portuguese Restoration War (1640-1668), when Portugal got back its independence, freeing itself from from Spain’s monarchy. This fortified enclave is the last link of a defensive chain along the border. Beside the castle is the Interpretation Center for the Cross-Border Fortresses of the Lower Miño, the first phase of which has been executed by the Galician practice of Jaime Rodríguez and Santos Pintos. Recovering general historical lines, the intervention comprises two parts: on the one hand, the preexisting construction of solid masonry is restored to accommodate exhibition spaces; on the other hand, three small pavilions have been added, with structures and outer claddings of steel, to contain the reception area, the cafetería, and the washrooms. Old and new elements are connected by a covered zone.
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