Architects announced for Spanish arts quarter

by Tom Walker | 31 Mar 2008

London-based David Chipperfield Architects (DCA) has been appointed to create the masterplan for a new arts and technology quarter in Segovia, Spain.

According to the brief, the new 120,000sq m area of town will comprise an art museum, a technology centre, a hotel and a congress centre.

According to DCA, the early designs of the new quarter have been inspired by the historic city’s walls and narrow irregular streets.

A sequence of three plazas at the heart of the project establishes a common public identity and spine for the development. New civic buildings are cornerstones of the plan, each including a continuous shaded arcade overlooking the public space.

Last October, DCA was appointed to design the US$125m (£59.8m, 85.2m euro) expansion of the Saint Louis Art Museum in St. Louis, Missouri, US.

London-based David Chipperfield Architects (DCA) has been appointed to create the masterplan for a new arts and technology quarter in Segovia, Spain. According to the brief, the new 120,000sq m area of town will comprise an art museum, a technology centre, a hotel and a congress centre. According to DCA, the early designs of the new quarter have been inspired by the historic city’s walls and narrow irregular streets. A
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