The temporary Fountain of the Lions Restoration Workshop receives an international Architecture Prize in Venice
The temporary Fountain of the Lions Restoration “Workshop” of the Alhambra has been awarded with the international ‘Luoghi dell´archeologia e usi contemporanei’ (Archaeology’s places and contemporary uses) prize of the Venice University Institute of Architecture (Iuav). The project was developed by Stefano Ferrario and Isabel G. Garzón, associate architects of the Patronato de la Alhambra y el Generalife. The intention of this project is to make the visitors part of the restoration process which is being carried out on the Fountain of the Lions and that way turns into a “collective” experience.
The architectural structure, which is situated at the Court of the Lions, was awarded together with other 15 international projects and is the subject of an exhibition that started on November 19 in the room Gino Valle at the Venice University. Furthermore, it participated in an International Congress held in the Italian city on November 19 and 20, and also it will be published in a specialized journal in 2010.
The temporary “Workshop” emerged during the restoration process on the Fountain of the Court of the Lions that stated in 2007, with the aim of carrying out “in situ” the restoration works of the basin, due to the difficulty of its dismounting and transportation.
The international ‘Luoghi dell´archeologia e usi contemporanei’ prizes of the Venice University Institute of Architecture (Iuav) honor the Architecture Projects representing an important contribution to the definition of evaluation strategies for access systems, urban planning, integration of the Archeological sites, services structures, exposition spaces or restoration workshops on Archeological remains, which qualify the surroundings and the landscape.