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Cartagena, 1997


1st Prize

XI Premios de Arquitectura de la Región de Murcia, 2001


The national tender was for a project that would solve the problem regarding the location along the “Muralla del Mar” seafront, to house the yacht club and the various related premises: sailing schools, restaurants, etc.


The location required a lot of thought and care as it is the maritime seafront of the city and is situated right in front of the city walls of Carlos III, a historical and defensive structure. With this in mind, our project proposed to minimize the visual impact by dividing up the constructed areas using strategies similar to those of camouflage.


Our proposal was a box-like glass construction that played with the transparency and opacity produced by the wooden slats that wrap around the building and create a permeable, light and changing image. The volume is dematerialized by the reflections. The construction is built on a platform that overhangs the sea and seems to be afloat. It gives the impression that it could be dismantled and moved to another place at any moment.


Design Credits:

Architecture and interior design by CLAVEL ARQUITECTOS in colaboration with Fernando de Retes, Enrique Nieto y Miguel A. Valverde

Partners in Charge: Manuel Clavel Rojo / Luis Clavel Sainz

Photography: Juan de la Cruz


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