RC - Galera Gypsum Mine Cave

Short description: 

This project aims to create an intervention procedure in the ancient Gypsum Mine of Castellón Alto in Galera, Granada. The objective is to consolidate and secure the stonewalls, vaults and domes to enable the rehabilitation of such a space for new uses that will contribute to the development of this municipality through economic promotion in relation with its archaeological and historic relevance.
This Gypsum Mine is an ancient singular quarry excavated in the ground right underneath what nowadays is one of the most important archaeological sites in Andalucia, Castellon Alto.

Start date: 
01/01/2004
Place: 
Galera
Country: 
Spain
Region: 
Granada

Scale
Local

Phase

Design
 
Type(s) of MILU

Interweaving: use of the same space for different functions.


Layering: use of the third dimension of space. e.g. the underground.
 
Theme(s)

RED - the urban fabric and its infrastructure.

GREEN - green spaces and urban rural relations.
 
Partners

Initiative:
Diputacion de Granada


Planning and design:
Area de Desarrollo


Realization:
 
Lessons learned
This initiative will recover a 2000 m2 underground area right below this important archaeological site. It will create a multifunctional and representative space dedicated to display and investigate Archeology and Mining related issues. It also will be dedicated to promote the northern Granada Province troglodyte heritage and its touristic possibilities. It will also include some facilities like auditorium, restaurant, exhibition and display areas.