DESCRIPTION – Seville. Contemporary Architecture II: Cartuja
Urban and Architectural Lab
The Universal Exposition in 1992 acted at the time as catalyst for the city’s growth and window towards the world for and from Seville. The site, transformed after the Expo into the Techno Park Cartuja’93, is still an experimental lab for contemporary architecture.
Many of the formed pavilions which remained after the event (Pavilion of Navigation by Vázquez Consuegra; Mexican by Pedro Ramírez; French by Jodry and Viguier; Finish by Sanaksenaho, today Fidas Architecture Foundation; WTC by Antonio Castro), as well as the main infrastructures as Alamillo Bridge and Barqueta Bridge (by Santiago Calatrava), which are today interlinked with new facilities and programs remarking the BioTech Center (Sol89), Cartuja Hospital (MGM) Ceade-Leonardo Design School (Carrascal+De la Puente) or Cartuja Center Auditorium (Santiago Fajardo).
The Monastery of Cartuja is an enclave of great singularity. Transformed into the Pickman Ceramic Factory during the XIXc, and after being the Royal pavilion during the Expo, it is today the site of the Andalusian Contemporary Art Museum, International University of Andalusia and the Andalusian Heritage Center, with interventions of renowed architects as J.R. Sierra and Vázquez Consuegra.
Located in the southern border, just in front of the pintoresque neighbourhood of Triana, the newest constructions are devoted to major landmarks: Torre Sevilla (Cesar Pelli) and Caixaforum (Vázquez Consuegra), together with Magallanes Park.
Discover this guided visit in Seville and enjoy its contemporary architecture! Our tours are focused on architecture and urbanism and they are perfect for architecture lovers, experts and professionals as well as groups and student trips.