2nd Prize in International Competition for the restoration and reconfiguration of Beti Jai, a disused pelota venue in the center of Madrid. With SOF-T / TallerDe2 (Arantza Ozaeta and Alvaro Martín Fidalgo)
“3000 sqm of extra court space” considers spatial and technological strategies to transform the Beti Jai into an inclusive and accessible urban space, expanding its specialized function as a sports court in order to welcome diverse bodies and the different constituencies of Barrio de Chamberi—an extremely dense area in the center of Madrid. With this intervention, the 19th century landmark building dialogs with a state-of-the-art technologies and constructions systems with their corresponding sensitivities and aesthetics.
Ignacio G. Galán [igg – office for architecture] + SOF-T / TallerDE2 (Arantza Ozaeta and Alvaro Martin Fidalgo).
Collaborators: Jorge Chico Jiménez, Alberto Sánchez Sánchez, Paula Rodriguez Vara and Pablo Saiz Del Río.