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Pedrafita Tunnels Control Centre

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Arturo Franco Taboada
 
location Pedrafita do Cebreiro
function industry, information centre
contributed by Condemartinez

In-between the highway and the city of Piedrafita, this Centre of Control was built for the management of 7 road tunnels. On this site, the architects created a building with a single character, without interfering with the magic of the landscape. The proximity to the former sanctuary of Cebreiro, in the centre of pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela, gave the keys to the design of the project. The nature gave the idea for the forms and materials. Large stone plates, that local countrymen use to protect their dead in the cemetery of Cebreiro, are used for the facade. The 500 kg stones were handled masterfully in the midst of the cold and isolation of those heights, with a strong and resounding result. For the first time, the large format of these jewels of nature, are placed on the faįade of a building that is intended to make visible presence with austerity and dignity, in the midst of a harsh and inhospitable landscape.

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foreign1student says:
This building has a perfect interior steel finished. Its impresses very much in the location place.
18-Jun-09
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Pedrafita Tunnels Control Centre
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Highway N-VI s/n
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