Over the past month, we have had Teresa interning at Yelo as part of her English course in Brighton. Teresa is a fully trained architect and studied in Barcelona but as part of this blog piece she writes about her home town of Zaragoza in Northern Spain
After 6 months in Brighton it’s finally time to pack my bags and go back to Zaragoza but first I will speak more of the kind of architecture I see daily there.
There are a lot of historical buildings including the most important Basilicas of Spain and Romanesque baths and wall. Until Zaragoza was the host city of the International Exposition in 2008 they were the most famous architecture landmarks.
It was after then, that modern architecture was attracted into the city and recognised architects started to build there.
Some of these buildings are adapted to the city and the users of Zaragoza whilst others divide opinion. Some of these buildings are nowadays dilapidated and unused. I feel this is the consequence of trying to change the image of the city in a short time. Zaragoza is still a young city and I hope that architects can learn from their actions that they have made in the past and continue to build amazing new buildings there.
Caixa Forum 2014. Architect Carme Pinos.
Extension of Pablo Serrano Museum 2011. Architect Jose Manuel Perez Latorre.
Aragon Pavilion 2008. Architects Daniel Olano and Mendo Architects.
Spain Pavilion 2008. Architect Francisco Mangado.
Bridge Pavilion 2008. Architect Zaha Hadid.
Water Tower 2008. Architect Enrique de Teresa.
Palace of Congress 2008. Architects Nieto and Sobejano.
Intermodal Station 2007. Architects Carlos Ferrater and Jose Maria Valero
Comercial Center Puerta Cinegia 2004. Architects Daniel Olano and Mendo Architects.