Camino de Santiago Trek French Arrival Ramp

Camino de Santiago Trek French Arrival Ramp

Architect
CREUSeCARRASCO
Location
Santiago de Compostela, Spain | View Map
Project Year
2020
Category
Commercial Landscape

Transports
Luís Díaz Díaz

Camino de Santiago Trek French Arrival Ramp

CREUSeCARRASCO as Architects

The entrance of the “Camino de Santiago” into the city meets between the sacred hill “Monte do Gozo” and the high-speed infrastructures that surround it.

photo_credit Luís Díaz Díaz
Luís Díaz Díaz

Until now, a long and steep staircase solved this slope, built following the lines of the tracks, breaking the continuity of the route and making accessibility difficult for people, preventing mobility in a wheelchair, bicycle or on horseback. The ramp recovers the idea of the path and replaces the staircase, taking advantage of the cuts made to the slope.

photo_credit Luís Díaz Díaz
Luís Díaz Díaz

Its gentle tilting allows stopping and observing the city that appears along the way. The curves, with their twists and turns, can be used as transitional spaces in which the change towards the urban takes place, but also the memory of the nature that is being left behind.

photo_credit Luís Díaz Díaz
Luís Díaz Díaz

In this sense, the serpentine route of 111 meters long and 2.5 wide, in addition to functional improvement, plays a role that registers for the walker a change of time (arrival) and space (between the mountain and the city).

photo_credit Luís Díaz Díaz
Luís Díaz Díaz

Built as a U of concrete and stone at its ends, it rests as well as levitates from the ground with 25-meter spans, alongside a line that holds the lighting and expansion cuts that serve as a drain.

photo_credit Luís Díaz Díaz
Luís Díaz Díaz

The whole of it is both line and duct, a piece that appears, accompanies and disappears for the pilgrim who enters into the city and whose next aim is reaching the cathedral.

photo_credit Luís Díaz Díaz
Luís Díaz Díaz

Team:

Lead Architects: Juan Creus – Covadonga Carrasco

Design Team in CREUSeCARRASCO: Miriam Núñez / Mónica Rodríguez / Iago Otero

Engineering collaborators: Carlos Lefler / Francisco Menéndez (Xunta de Galicia - AXI) - Manuel Moure / David Pardiñas / Silvia Pérez / Javier Rivera (PROYFE) - Javier Zubia(Structure)

Project Coordination: Xerardo Estévez (Architect)

photo_credit Luís Díaz Díaz
Luís Díaz Díaz

Materials:

Facade cladding:  Reinforced concrete/ Granite - Granichan

Flooring:   Reinforced concrete

Lighting:   Iguzzini Underscore Ledstrip

 

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