EB 20- Víctor López Cotelo

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Conversion of the former Military Hospital in Granada into a School of Architecture

Victor López Cotelo has received the Spanish Architecture Award 2015 for the conversion of the former Military Hospital in Granada into a School of Architecture.

The award, the highest honour awarded by the Superior Council of Colleges of Architects of Spain has been unanimously granted, for the first time and significantly, to a building that is not newly-designed. 

This issue explains the entire project with plans, details and photos of the process and result.


Collection  En Blanco, 2016
Pages  74
Language  Spanish, English
Format 23 x28 cm,  soft cover

Little presentation does Cotelo need at this point. So I would just like to highlight the exceptionality and frontier condition –halfway between Spain and Germany– of an architect who combines the profession and teaching to produce a work of enormous interest, often intervening brilliantly in the built heritage.

He is indifferent to the media glamour that generates flashy icons. Cotelo has created in recent decades a particular Zeitgeist in which his restoration projects of our architectural heritage stand out, either this architecture was originally an industry, hospital or palace, either it had a great monumental value or a modest character, either it was well preserved or mere remains ruined by neglect.

A restoration that has involved the implementation of new functions, always different from the original, which have transformed and revitalized architecture.

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