MODERN ARCHITECTURE ROUTE

Esta es un ruta por los principales hitos de la arquitectura y la ingeniería modernas en Puerto Real. Descubre los edificios de dos premios nacionales de arquitectura, la ingeniería industrial de vanguardia o las soluciones urbanísticas más innovadoras de su época.

1 HIGH VOLTAGE PYLONS

Designed by the Italian engineer Alberto Toscano, they were completed in 1960 and with more than 150 meters high, they are the tallest structures in the world in their kind and one of the most defining elements of the shared skyline between Cadiz and Puerto Real. Two hollow frustoconical masts draw a smooth curve from the top (6 meters in diameter) to the base (21 meters) crowned by a 70 meter crossbeam with a rhomboidal profile that supports the wiring of high voltage that goes from tower to tower. Each tower covers 19,000 square meters and contains 90,849 screws.

ANDALUSIAN CENTRE FOR MARINE STUDIES

One of the most emblematic of the University Campus of Puerto Real, the building, inaugurated in 1992 and the work of José María Montes Díaz de la Guardia, consists of three naves in the form of a propeller with three blades covered by a cannon cap, joined internally by a circular floor, as a vestibule, covered by a glass dome and a smaller dome resting on twelve pillars. At the dome there is a planetarium and a museum on nautical astronomy and navigation.

3 LOS TORUÑOS MUDFLAT AND LA ALGAIDA PINE FOREST METROPOLITAN PARK

This park connects Puerto Real and El Puerto de Santa María through a first order natural area where visitors can find excellent forests of stone pines, salt marshes and esteros, the remains of the first railway line of Andalusia and bird watching spots. It is also a perfect space for sports. The system of bridges, viewpoints and walkways of the park is the work of National Architecture Prize Winner, César Portela.

4 TELEFÓNICA BUILDING

This is a building designed by Julio Cano Lasso, the 1971 Architecture Gold Medal, and rationalist architect of the so-called School of Madrid, cradle of great masters of postwar Spanish architecture. This is a large building that stands out, as in other works of the same architect, for the handling of brick and the abstraction of the volume.

5 MARITIME FRONT

 

This a public space, designed by the National Urbanism Prize Winner José Seguí, which layout, capability for abstraction and scale, fit into the main public space, defining it, and in the landscape from the sea. This is an urban space of great architectural quality implanted in an isolated way whose modern character contrasts with that of the adjacent Artistic Historic Site, making it visible.

6 POST OFFICE BUILDING

This is a building designed by the 1973 National Architecture Prize Winner Alejandro de la Sota. It stands out for the clean lines and the inclusion of the technical and construction advances of the moment. It houses the Post Office and one large-area home per floor. Currently, Alejandro de la Sota is considered one of the masters of Spanish Architecture.

7 ENGINEER’S HOUSES

In the wake of the work of engineers Eduardo Torroja or Felix Candela, Joaquin Barquin and Baron, designs this set of five igloo houses designed by engineer Luffini that stand out for the simplicity of its design and the economy of means, and whose goal was to solve the problem of decent and also economic housing for the middle and working class.