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Montpellier Park and renovation of Benta Berri Square

El Antiguo District, San Sebastian. Spain.

Client: Municipality of San Sebastian.

The estate, a hillside with a 26 metre drop, was home to the ruins of an old school, surrounded by what its former garden, in a state of utter neglect. It gradually became an island within the urban fabric, and an obstacle for the connection between the upper and lower parts of the district.

When the estate came into municipal ownership it presented the opportunity to reverse the situation, in such a way that the garden, now a public park, could be transformed into a connecting space, and enhances the urban role of Benta Berri Square.

While the old college building occupied the centre of the estate, the new building is located to one side, freeing up the park’s central space.

More information:
Article Diario Vasco 2005/09/09
Article Diario Vasco 2006/03/11
Article Diario Vasco 2011/11/10

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Montpellier Park and renovation of Benta Berri Square
Open competition, January 2004. Winning entry

Location
Montpellier estate, El Antiguo, San Sebastian. Spain

Client
Municipality of San Sebastian

Project date
October 2007

Opening
April 2011

Architect
Ignacio Quemada Sáenz-Badillos

Design Team
Leticia Uribe-Etxeberria
Maitane Urdangarin
Nagore Armendáriz
Ibon Perez Murguiondo

Site supervision
Ignacio Quemada

Quantity Surveyor
Daniel Barroso

Structural Engineering
José Antonio Gurruchaga

MEP Engineering
JG Engineers

General Contractor
Construcciones Amenabar S A

Photographer
Alejo Bagué
Ibon Perez Murguiondo

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