Aprendiendo de las Cuencas

Nacho Ruiz Allen (Maker), Sara López Arraiza (Maker)

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Abstract

Aprendiendo de las Cuencas (Learning from las Cuencas) research project, awarded with the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2015, provides a new perspective of industrial cultural landscapes. Despite being focused on a local environment, the coal mining area of the Cuencas Mineras Centrales of Asturias, among its interests is to create a universal architectural story.
The mining areas, after undergoing an intense process of industrialisation, have changed considerably over a brief period of time. In just a few decades, what were once natural valleys with basically rural economic and social structures came to host busy urban agglomerations of unexpected density in their very heart. This heretical urban configuration is equally the result of the impact of economic interests in a specific space and in a relatively short lapse of time.
Consequently, the co-existence of natural, rural, industrial and urban landscapes came about in a totally uncontrolled and unplanned fashion. The fuzzy limits between the different landscapes foreclose the possibility of identifying their areas of influence. The Cuencas are perceived as a mesh of opposing yet interconnected identities. This has given rise to incredibly heterodox building patterns that contain the conflict on which they are erected embedded in their genetic code. These are hybrid architectures, mutating artefacts which, despite the invisibility of their inevitable marginality, can offer really interesting lessons in architecture today.
Original languageSpanish
Publication date2015
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventIX Ibero-American Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism - Facultad de Arquitectura, Montevideo, Uruguay
Duration: 29 Jul 201527 Aug 2015

Conference

ConferenceIX Ibero-American Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism
LocationFacultad de Arquitectura
CountryUruguay
CityMontevideo
Period29/07/201527/08/2015

Keywords

  • Natural
  • Rural
  • Industrial
  • Urban
  • Landscape
  • Heritage

Artistic research

  • Yes

Cite this

Allen, N. R. (Maker), & López Arraiza, S. (Maker). (2015). Aprendiendo de las Cuencas. Contribution to exhibition
Allen, Nacho Ruiz (Maker) ; López Arraiza, Sara (Maker). / Aprendiendo de las Cuencas. [Contribution to exhibition].
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Publications: Non-textual formContribution to exhibitionResearchpeer-review

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