Historical intervention
Historical intervention
Historical intervention
Historical intervention
Historical intervention
Historical intervention
Historical intervention
Historical intervention
Historical intervention
Historical intervention
Historical intervention
Historical intervention
Historical intervention
Historical intervention

A proposal for the rehabilitation of the historic and artistic complex of Corbera d’Ebre, a symbol of the desolation wrought by the Civil War in general, and of the Francoist devastation of Republican Catalonia in particular. The abandoned village, shelled and in ruins on its hilltop, now becomes a privileged vantage point overlooking beautiful surroundings. The new village has grown up along the side of the main road. A new monumental boundary is defined by a plaza-cum-plinth that crystallizes the entire base of settlement of the old village, and the interior walls of all the ruined houses are sprayed with mortar to conserve them without erasing their state of dereliction. The ruined shells are filled with earth and planted with the seeds that will bring new life to the memorial peace garden that will flourish and fill the doors and windows of the old houses…

  • Year 1991
  • Location Corbera d'Ebre
  • Promoter Departament de Cultura. Generalitat de Catalunya
  • Built surface 185 m²
  • REF / 1991-08

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