rehabilitacion real butchers 16th century

Project: Rehabilitation of the old real butchers of Porcuna for headquarters of Municipal Archives and tourist office.
Location: Plaza de Andalucía, 3. 23.790 Postal code. Porcuna (Andalusia, Spain)
Start date: March 2011
End date: November 2014
Architect: Pablo Manuel Millan Millan
Promoter: Ilustre Ayuntamiento de Porcuna (Andalusia, Spain)
Archaeologist conductor: Pablo Jesus married Millán
Technical support in Archaeology: Rafael Antonio Saco Montilla; Fernando Enrique Salas Herrera
Engineering: Mario Cruz February
Geological Survey and petrologic: Vorsevi S.A.
Construction: Ilustre Ayuntamiento de Porcuna (Andalusia, Spain)
Photography: Javier Callejas

In a very small plot in extension (163,50 m2) and a broad spectrum of rich heritage limited by three walls converge. On the one hand in the horizontal plane the underlying archaeological remains of a past structure of Iberian wells which overlaps atarjeas system. On the other hand in the vertical plane pop-ups of a medieval tower of the fortified system of the city as well as remains of the Roman wall. And finally the structure’s load-bearing walls of a building that suffered the ravages of the 1755 Lisbon earthquake and that still remained standing.

Under these premises we are rehabilitating a space that pulled out each of these historical elements and was sewn into a clean, sober and simple architecture, an architecture that will be a container of heritage. The project therefore built will be a tour among the remains that the past has left, for among them create a new space with a dual-use: in a new top floor the use of file and bottom of exhibition hall.

The new generated architecture allows to recognize each of the assets in an independent way, showing different windows to the past: one on the ground that evidence against other Iberian and Roman constructions in walls that let the Roman wall next to the remains of the medieval tower.
Heritage reconstruction has been done using traditional local systems while the new work has been achieved with innovative structural systems. The strong collapse of the facade (six degrees) has been stabilized using a pendulum structure that allows fasteners to the coronation of the wall.