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MUSEALIZATION AND ENHANCEMENT OF THE SIYÂSA ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE

Firm LocationCieza, Spain
CompanyANGOSTO E IBAÑEZ ARQUITECTOS
Lead ArchitectFulgencio Angosto & Miguel Ibáñez
Design TeamFulgencio Angosto Sánchez (architect), Miguel Ibáñez Sanchís (architect), Jose Angel Almela (Civil Engineer)
ClientAlmadenes Gorge Tourist Consortium

Siyâsa was an Al-Andalus town from the 12th-13th centuries. A comprehensive act of musealization and enhancement has been carried out; covering most of the excavated área. The solution responds to a complicated topography by proposing a system of overlapping and discontinuous roofs that reinterpret the original terraced settlement in a staggered manner; In addition, it allows to maintain a constant dialogue with the environment. The patios are transferred to the ceilings through glazed skylights that emphasize the main idea of the Al-Andalus house, helping to understand and delimit each house.