Visitor Facilities, Alhambra, Granada
Competition Project, Spain 1989

     This was a competition design for new visitor facilities for the Alhambra. The major organising idea was to create a large, open plaza of triangulated form adjacent to the AIhambra and on axis with the Generalife Gardens. The edges of the plaza were defined by raised terraces which concealed underground parking. Its metaphysical aspects were generated in response to the power and spirituality of the Sierra mountain landscape and the form of the AIhambra. Additional facilities were placed in pavilions reminiscent of medieval towers.

Architects: Antonio Velez Catrain, A Fernandez Alba. Panos Koulermos
Collaborators: Margarita Gardelus, Bruce Fairbanks, Tyier Engel
Below: Site model; Preliminary sketches