Project carried out by the team formed by architects:
Jose Luis Jiliberto Herrera, Eduardo Rojas Moyano, Francisco Ortega Ruiz, Sergio Muñoz Villar.
The intervention strategy on the Astoria Cinema plot covers a large, landscaped and urban territory of contemplation and subtraction from the surroundings of Plaza de la Merced, Calle Victoria, Calle Alcazabilla, the Alcazaba monument, Calle Granada, and the Tunnel of the Alcazaba. We understand the need to enhance public space in the face of the permanent occupation of the private in the public in the center of Malaga and as a spatial-temporal urban structure of a contemporary nature where the space has been ignored by a preferably use of time within the culture of masses.
We therefore propose to release the space currently occupied by the Promálaga building from the exit of the Alcazaba tunnel. We also incorporate the lot located in front of it as a public space, creating a connection and routes with Alcazabilla street.
With this operation we obtain a large public space with dynamic flows and spaces for contemplation incorporating the landscape environment of the Alcazaba through ramps and stairs. We thus approach the site of the proposed building where the proposal moves around the idea of freeing the ground floor allowing actions of free and variable movements to explore the territory in all its directions.
Three pieces and a street that we introduce as an action inspired by “Dadaism”, also as a structure that pays attention to two powerful events of the occupation of mass culture in the city, such as Larios Street and the Palmeral pergola in the port of Malaga. At the same time that we take the public space in the form of a street to the fifth floor, it is also revealed as a place for contemplation, fundamentally of the Plaza de la Merced as a symbol of the Picasso environment where the city can pulse culturally.
From the fluidity of the ground floor where the movement and staging of the archaeological remains take center stage, three separate and connected pieces are perceived as the construction of an interconnected world of artistic and cultural events. Three objects differentiated by activities and similar structures but with different organizations.
The perimeter enclosure is proposed as a packaging operation inspired by images produced in artistic actions such as those of the artist Christo, and as an ecological structure that allows protection from the generous climate of Malaga in terms of sunlight.