Giner de los Rios Foundation
Giner de los Ríos Foundation, designed by Cristina Díaz and Efrén Garcia is the winner of 2015 COAM Awards. In 2003, due to the deteriorating conditions of the Foundation buildings, a process for the rehabilitation and expansion of its headquarters started with a design competition, whose winners are Cristina Díaz Moreno and Efrén García Grinda. Their proposal fully maintains the historical buildings -the house of Giner and Cossio, who existed before the arrival of the institution, and Macpherson Pavilion-. The rest of the buildings are replaced by a series of volumes related to each other through the garden, the space generator of the whole project. The idea of 'the garden as a meeting place' is preserved and becomes room continuously changing and showing its evolution over the pass of the seasons. A lively and active space recovered thanks to graphic and written documentation and the work of landscapist Teresa Galí-Izard.