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Proyectos
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, good coffee
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, whitewhased walls
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, get up late
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, the rain on the window
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, the high ceilings
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, go barefoot at home
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, Depeche Mode
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, the unexpected
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, 25 degrees Celsius
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, the swings
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, learn something new
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, the symmetry
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, the purr from a cat
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, floor-to-ceiling curtains
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, the Fridays
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, play with Lego
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, eat yuumi
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, the sound of the rain
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, the smell of burning wood
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, fireworks
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, memories
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, feminism
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, laying on the grass
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, the wooden stairs
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, the skylights
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, the hugs
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, Caetano Veloso
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, doing the right thing
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, the early mornings
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, a sunny winter day
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, do exercise
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, a good film
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, draw
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, the airports
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, when everything fits
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Conversion of an old cinema
into a new cultural center

SEPT____2021

Old
Cinema

Our proposal for the conversion of the old cinema theater of Fasnia into a multifunctional Cultural Center was the winner of the open competition. The new venue is meant to model other cultural centers in the region.

 

The old cinema is a building of 475 m2 built in the 50s by the renowned architect D. José Enrique Marrero Regalado. The new building is developed in 1200 m2. It contains a reception and exhibitions area, a multipurpose room, offices, workshops, and a rehearsal room.

The new compact building
occupies the footprint
of the old cinema room

Old
Cinema

Visualization____Marta León Ferreiro

The new center responds to the recovery of a public building for the people of Fasnia, serving the cultural and educational demands of the programs that are proposed, becoming a source of pride for its design and uniqueness.

Historic facades

 

We preserve the volumes of the spaces adjacent to the cinema room: the access lobby and the projection room where the old cinematograph is and the two main historic facades are kept and refurbished.

New volume: similar proportions and big openings

 

New building proportions are similar to how the old cinema looked now squeezing three times the program spanning from the underground level to the second floor. A new volume is inserted in the footprint of the old cinema room. It features big openings for natural light and views of the sea.

 

 

 

 

Old
Cinema

Visualization____Marta León Ferreiro

Detail

Location: Fasnia, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands

Project: Multifunctional Cultural Center

Client: Fasnia Town Hall & Gobierno de Canarias

Completed: September 2021

Team

Structural engineer: José Ernesto Camps Alberdi

Building engineer: Carlos Hernández Pinto

Mechanical engineer: RALM

Visualization: Marta León Ferreiro