“THE AIM OF THE PROJECT IS TO RECOVER THE GALLERIES, GIVING THEM A NEW USE AND CONNECTING THEM WITH THEIR SURROUNDINGS, FROM WHICH THEY HAVE BEEN DISCONNECTED SINCE THE DEMOLITION OF THE ECHEVARRIETA PALACE TO WHICH THEY BELONGED”
Intervention in the Punta Begoña Galleries, a point of historical interest in Getxo, Bizkaia. They were built in 1919 by the architect Ricardo Bastida.
The aim of the project is to recover the galleries, giving them a new use and connecting them with their surroundings, from which they have been disconnected since the demolition of the Echevarrieta Palace to which they belonged.
The intervention focuses on the hall and the southwest gallery, maintaining the northwest gallery as an open space connecting the two. The great hall is maintained as an exhibition hall and is connected to a newly built cafeteria above it. To connect this area with the lower level, a public elevator is planned to connect both the building and the street.