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House of Fairytales - Antonio G. Liñán - Spain
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House of Fairytales - Antonio G. Liñán - Spain
Antonio G. Liñán - Spain



MSc in Architecture, Town planning and Construction. Antonio graduated as an architect from the Seville School of Architecture. He is a lecturer in architecture at the ETSA Seville. Since 2002 he has worked as a partner at SV60 arquitectos. As an individual architect he collaborates with different national and international publications, where his work has been widely published and exhibited, and works on projects and architectural competitions as a way of experimentation and professional development. His works have been recognized with several awards in Spain and abroad: Grand Prix Leonardo 2015 (Minsk), Mention Ugo Rivolta award 2015 (Milan), NAN award 2015 (Barcelona), Silver Medal American Architecture Prize (New York), etc. He has won several prizes in achitectural competitions as:
1st Prize Medical School and Health Sciences Building in Nicosia (Cyprus), 1st Prize Congresses, Fairs and Exhibitions Palace in Cuenca (Spain), 1st Prize 317 units Social housing in Loma de Colmenar, Ceuta (Spain), etc.

Project Description

Our proposal is intended to reflect the heritage of the urban planning and architectural development of the city, and to consider the character of the historical environment. Urban inclusion is based in a closed façade to the outside and an open building to the inside (fairytales garden), so visitors are in in continuous relation with the garden allowing view relations and using the fairytale garden as another part of the museum. The proposed building works as a lineal volume, the built structure embraces the garden and affords protection and privacy to a public space. The garden is a silent place and can be used as exhibition area and also it can be a place to relax and to enjoy the atmosphere, it is also proposed as an “urban forest”, increasing in some areas the density of trees and working in other areas with a prairie concept. The new building is planned as little houses in a forest in direct connection with the iconic garden that remains the memory of the fairytales.
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