Our project In Natura Veritas for the restoration and musealization of 18 Galician-Roman sites in the province of Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain, has been recognized at the European section of the fifth edition of the International LafargeHolcim Awards, with an Acknowledgement prize.
The proposal was chosen by the European jury -led by the Swiss architect Harry Gugger, author amongst others of the design of CaixaForum Madrid building- amongst more than 792 entries. Judges especially valued its approach to the natural and archeological environment from a respectful perspective that combines landscaping, rehabilitation and musealization.
In Natura Veritas by AGi architects contemplates the definition of accesses and routes, furniture and equipment for public use, signaling of the intervention areas and preventive protection of the sites, as well as the creation of unique elements that allow the musealization of each “castro”.
The proposal takes as its starting point the intrinsic nature of this place: the creation of a space for the preservation of memory in a natural environment chosen as a living place hundreds of years ago. As a natural museum, it recreates the memory of landscape through the maintenance, consolidation and recovery of the lost native vegetation.
An abstract system composed of different layers is established with the intention of transferring ad hoc knowledge for each of the sites, integrating them into a unique network for the interpretation of the Galician archaeological landscape.
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