Kiosk in Alfonso XII Pier. ‘La Patatera’ Cartagena

Year
1998
Location
Paseo Alfonso XII. Port of Cartagena
Architect
Martín Lejarraga
Client
Magdalena Beltrán & Juanjo Villar
Budget
69.000 €
Built up area
50,00 m2
Martín Lejarraga's Office
Julian Lloret (Deliniante)
Builder
Prehormán
Photographer
Juan de la Cruz / Juan Manuel Diaz Burgos

This building substitutes an old kiosk because of urban redevelopment operations of the sea front in Cartagena. The new building has the same activity than older one- a small kiosk opened to the “Muelle Alfonso XII”, the main promenade of Cartagena.

The Project tries to give a clear answer on the specific conditions of the place, next the “Carlos III Ancient Wall”, in front of the city port, that become a wonderful scenery for the intervention.

This small building has the same architectural values than others old buildings that were built some years ago, they a sculptural character. The kiosk has a special volume, scale and position in the general context.

The objet offers an abstract image: It is made of folded surfaces, in elevations, roofs and plan. The chosen materials contribute to consolidate this image too.

Publications

2002
La Arquitectura del Sol
1999
X Catalogue Architecture Award 'Región de Murcia'
1998
Catálogos de Arquitectura nº4 COAMU
AV -Arquitectura Viva- 67 ‘Lo Pequeño’
La Naval nº 10

Awards

1999
Architecture Awards 'Región de Murcia' > Public Space Special Mention