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Panoramic Elevator & Civil War Air-Raid Shelter Museum

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Martín Lejarraga, Amann Canovas Maruri
location Cartagena
function belvedere, museum
contributed by Jose_Garcia

Calle de Gisbert was dug into Concepcion Hill in the 19th century, linking the historic city centre and the port. During the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), an air-raid shelter was dug into the core of the hill. The project has two parts. The first one is an elevator that recuperates the way from the street to the park on the top of the hill. The tower's elevator is a simple steel cylinder. On top of it, a steel gateway connects it with the park and offers great views of the surroundings. The second part is the restoration of the air-raid shelter and its conversion into a museum. A new building is added along the edge of the hill to house the museum's services. This building is composed of various small brown concrete pieces; the broken ends face the street. Cracks between the small pieces let light enter into the interior.

KLEB says:
Just an awesome, honest and rotund way to resolve mountain's presence, the street and Civil War's cave that is inside. I love it!
Madrid, Spain 14-Sep-12
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Panoramic Elevator & Civil War Air-Raid Shelter Museum
Calle de Gisbert 10
Project is public!
Completion 2004
Main designer, ArchitectMartín Lejarraga
ArchitectAmann Canovas Maruri
structural engineerFrancisco Ruiz Gijón
structural engineerJose Cerezo
security consultantRafael Checa
Client Cartagena Puerto de Culturas
Project ID 4494
Latitude/Longitude 37°36'01N 00°58'51W
Contributed by Jose_Garcia
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