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Seminci Headquarters

María Cantalapiedra

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Project Description

“La Seminci,” the week of the cinema in Valladolid takes place in November. The project proposes a new permanent centre for “La Seminici” in an old building of the city. The idea is to preserve the industrial identity of the existing building, refurbishing it to introduce a new use. The project will revitalised all the area, and will make possible to celebrate different events related to the cinema during all the year.

How can an industrial building, keeping it’s own identity, give an answer to such a public and institutional demand? It is of utmost importance to try to maintain it’s particular elements, such as the fabric wall, the metal supports, or the wood trusses.

The new design proposes a new volume toward the river as a new icon of the city. It is also the main entrance to the building, which due to its transparency connects both the inside of the new headquarters and the river path.

A public square in the corner of the main street with the river path will became the main exterior space of the building.

Another square on the south side of the plot, characterised by the aromatic plants on elevated platforms, will be the main entrance to the private offices of the Seminci headquarters.
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