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Palencia Bullring
[The square is mine] .............................FINALISTA

Our Project is a wink to the bullfighting and to the city of Palencia.

The Square is mine, the Square is mine

…An object occupying an exceptional space in the city, that is used, only a few days yearly.
 A bullring in the borders of the city and in the beginning of the huge plain of Castilla…

Transform this bullring in a square, in public space…An inverse process to the happenings in the spanish main squares, where during the festivities, this squares, become easily bullrings.

…So, we naked the bullring, showing the structure and make it much more permeable to the citizen. A place to be occupied, like the character of Cinema Paradiso, who enjoys the main square in his village…

The Square is mine, the Square is mine
…The new program will give life and cultural activity to the area, during the day and also part of the night. This program will be around this new Square, inviting to Discovery the place and to go in this public space stolen to the city.
 The infinity fields of Castilla, help us to order the pavements, playing with the access flows to the square…
The square is mine, the square is mine. A pillars forest, that follows the structural scheme of the building, colonizes the new public space…
Finally a bullfighters costume, is the last layer that wears the square…
…A new roofing, light and rational, gives color and activity to the building, unifies the project. A way of covering, that escapes from the big engineering work, from the structural ostentation and transforms this high economical effort in the opportunity to the city to get an interesting and new public space.

The square is mine, the square is mine …