Memory
4 Projects 
New Reality
from Old Industrial Site Realm
6 Projects 
Liberal and Functional
_University Faculty Building Typology
4 Projects 

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Memory
Surfaces of Affective Memories _ Paula Melâneo
Hut in Fichtelberg _ AFF Architekten
House C, A Refurbished Hay Barn _ Campovono Baumgartner Architekten
Manor House Stables _ AR Design Studio
Garden Tree House _ Hironaka Ogawa & Associates

New Reality from Old Industrial Site
Turning Former Industrial Sites into New Realities _ Tom Van Malderen
Danish National Maritime Museum _ BIG
Valparaíso Cultural Park _ HLPS Arquitectos
Landscape Laboratory _ Cannata & Fernandes Arquitectos
Casa Mediterraneo Headquarters _ Manuel Ocaña
Conde Duque _ Carlos de Riaño Lozano
Can Ribas Factory Renovation _ Jaime J. Ferrer Forés

Liberal and Functional University Faculty Building Typology
New Monuments to Knowledge _ Aldo Vanini
Roberto Garza Sada Center for Arts, Architecture and Design _ Tadao Ando Architect & Associates
Health Faculty of San Jorge University _ Taller Básico de Arquitectura
Medical School, Student Residences at the University of Limerick _ Grafton Architects
Vienna University’s Law and Administration Buildings _ CRAB Studio

Memory


Surfaces of Affective Memories
In its etymological sense, Memory is the faculty of retaining ideas and images, as a mental process.
It consists of a complex system of relations which is part of human life and culture, with its own reflexes in architecture.
Bringing literature as an analogy and the words of the North-American fiction writer Paul Auster “Memory is the space in which a thing happens for a second time”, by this extent, architecture projects dealing with memory might represent a second opportunity to construct a narrative, where some guidelines are deliberately chosen and introduced by the architects.
Related with the times past, the featured projects are concerned about retrieving part of a local atmosphere, history or identity, circumscribed in a physical space and within a group of people.
Somehow the genius loci (the spirit of a place) is preserved here, by understanding the environment,
the human existence and life roots – at a local level –, and by creating new meaningful places for contemporary lifestyle.
Rehabilitation and re-use acquire a very special and specific sense in each project. The existing
constructed elements don’t maintain the same functions and the materials are not re-used per
se – just like stones from pagan constructions were used to build catholic churches – but they are worked-out because they have a history or a narrative attached to its surface. As a palimpsest, these proposals act as new medium to re-write everyday histories. Written by Paula Melâneo
New Reality


Turning Former Industrial Sites into New Realities
Whilst newly built structures remain the primary focus of our building activity, we find ourselves with an ever growing collection of leftover infrastructures and abandoned industrial complexes out there. Industrial sites end up in a state of disuse due to various events and whilst their expiry periods seem to shorten, our industrial heritage is multiplying and calling for our reaction.
The projects displayed in this chapter are a snapshot of the many development opportunities these places offer, and clear indicators of the current social and political climate in favour of recovering and reconnecting obsolete industrial buildings.
New positions are being developed as we speak and the debate on the preservation and the value of these building sites is opening up. Reused industrial sites could possibly enrich our cultural identity or satisfy our current craving for authenticity.
It shows us new perspectives on time and permanence, and raises questions regarding what ‘programme’ buildings should be built for in the first place. What is for sure though is that we are left with places that allow for creative reinterpretations and new forms. Places that make a critical dialogue between established and emerging ideas possible. Written by Tom Van Malderen