Four Pearls in an Oyster

01 March 2018
detail / layers / transparency




interior alabaster/glass envelope, concrete exterior




Caja de Ahorro de Granada (2001)
Alberto Campo Baeza
Granada, Spain


tactile translucency
iridescent alabastur (interior)
rigid/modular concrete (exterior)
(4) column, matching dimensions of Granada Catedral
terrazzo flooring
selective skylight puntures

- two alabastur walls conceal private/administrative bank offices
- two glass curtain walls display open plan office space
- (4) object like columns hold middle atrium open
- alabster walls hold shadows of movement, structure and light from beyond, warming the large space.























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2017 SOM PRIZE | copyright Zachary Wignall 2018