Reconstruction works of the new student dormitory in Sisak
The reconstruction works of the building in the historical part of the city of Sisak are underway. The former vocational school in Lađarska 2 will also be given a new purpose as a student dormitory. A new wooden roof, beam-block floor and topping slab are currently being constructed, and the load-bearing brick walls will be reinforced with shotcrete and FRCM in order to increase the seismic resistance of the building.
New excavation campaign in Mojácar La Vieja
A group of thirty archaeologists from different parts of Spain are working to unravel what was the first settlement of the medieval Islamic era in the Mojaquera town. A&A Architects have made an assessment and proposal of conservation, enhancement and accessibility projects, at the request of the city council.
Complete renovation of building damaged by earthquake in Sisak
We continue the renovation works of the hundred-year-old building at Lađarska 30, Sisak after the major earthquake. The building will soon receive a completely new purpose, in which educational and sports-recreational facilities for students and young people will be organized.
Renovation works of the southern remparts of the Alcazaba of Almeria
We continue with the works on the southern wall of the Alcazaba Monumental Complex in Almería. Work is progressing on the walls of the second enclosure on the south front, removing the colored concrete linings.
Development proposals for heritage sites in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Merging the Past and the Future with the use of AI images for creating the new development proposals, as part of the program to rehabilitate a number of heritage sites in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Renovation of the Primary School in Petrinja
We have started renovation works of the Primary School in the center of Petrinja, Croatia. The building is a cultural asset, built in 1862 and damaged by a strong earthquake in 2020. The new functional organization will accommodate new uses, including the municipal library, the music school and spaces for cultural associations.
Heritage projects workshop in Malaga
Under the partnership between Afniah Engineering Consulting Co. and A&A Architects a workshop was held this week in Malaga, Spain as part of the program to rehabilitate a number of heritage sites in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The workshop outputs include a list of development alternatives for historical sites in accordance with the best development practices and international conventions for heritage preservation.
The restoration of the Tribute Tower of the Alcazaba of Almería
The renovation works were aimed at improving the state of conservation of the tower and its immediate constructions, such as the entrance door and the stairs leading up to the promenade, recovering both its material and formal integrity. Likewise, installations and security facilities are provided to enable the use of the rooms and public visits to all the floors, including access to the terrace.
Workshop with the Heritage Commission in Ryadh
At the workshop held on the 19th of June 2023 for the Heirtage Commission in Riyadh we have presented an improved practice in developing alternatives to building the operational model and the optimal reuse of a number of historical palaces of grade A importance in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Filming a documentary in Al-Ghat Palace
We extend our thanks to the Ministry of Culture, represented by the Heritage Authority, for hosting our team at the Emirate Palace in Al-Ghat, one of the state's historical palaces during the reign of King Abdulaziz.
Visit to the A&A projects at the south of Spain
In recent days, we had the pleasure of hosting our partners from Afniah Engineering Consulting Co. and visiting our projects at the south of Spain together. We continue our successful cooperation by signing the agreement to establish a Research Center specialized in urban heritage in the Middle East, North Africa and Europe.
Sustainable Development of Urban Heritage Joint Venture
We are pleased to announce the signing of a joint venture agreement with the company Afniah Engineering Consulting Co. to document the urban heritage in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
King Abdulaziz Historical Palaces Documentation
Site visits of King Abdulaziz historical palaces in the Ash Sharqiyah region of Saudi Arabia, together with our partners Afniah Engineering Consulting to start our renovation project for the Ministry of Culture.
Meeting at the Ministry of Culture in Riyadh
First sectoral meeting in October 2022 with the Heritage Commission of the Ministry of Culture of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to present our team in future cooperation projects.
Rehabilitation Award of the Pymecon Foundation
Our restoration works of the city walls of Caceres obtains the VIII Rehabilitation Award of the Pymecon Foundation. A recognition for ALL the team that participated in this project.
Completed the restoration in the Royal Tobacco Factory
Completed the restoration of the main facade of the University of Seville. This project and the construction management have been a fantastic experience with our colleagues from Dedalo and Hermanos Campano.
Reconstruction of Prince Rudolf Infantry Barracks in Zagreb
The works of constructive reconstruction of Prince Rudolf Infantry Barracks after major earthquake in Zagreb have started. The building consists of five floors, all floors will be used as office space of the city departments.
Residential and Tourist Complex Kratečko
Preliminary project in the vicinity of the Lonja Field Natural Park consists of two renovated traditional houses to accommodate visitors, a new central building with a restaurant, swimming pool, sauna and fitness, covered social space, as well as accommodation on the first floor, and buildings for visitors and bicycles, canoes and quads.
Cortijo de las Mezquitas Antequera Studies
First days of Archeology of Architecture studies in the Cortijo de las Mezquitas in Antequera, within the project "IS_LANDAS Islamicate landscapes in southern Andalusia and western Sicily: communities between Late Antiquity and the Islamic age".
Renovation of the Bastion of the Wells in Caceres
The original rammed earth walls were restored and the restored ones in poor condition were dismantled. An attached tower that was almost destroyed was also almost completely rebuilt. The interior of the enclosure was partially emptied of earth, in order to restore the walls on its intramural face and sew worrying cracks. Railings were placed to facilitate the access of visitors.
Construction permit for the family house in Šipanska Luka
The planned building will consist of one residential unit on two floors with a passable flat roof featuring an outdoor pool and a summer kitchen. The façade is designed as a combination of wood and stone cladding, with large glass openings toward the sea.
Finalisation of works of the Muro de la Vela
The restoration works of the Muro de la Vela of the Monumental Ensemble of La Alcazaba de Almería will end in June 2022. The initial objectives of this restoration have been to advance knowledge of the monument, guarantee its protection and conserve it in an appropriate and consistent manner, as well as to eradicate pathologies and prevent their appearance in the future.
Restoration works begin on the Portal of Fame in Seville
The baroque façade of the old Tobacco Factory will be the object of conservation and restoration works in all of its architectural and ornamental elements, including the balcony, overalls, balustrades, finishes, metal foundry and decorative forge, locksmith and carpentry.
The book about monumental Andalusian and Mudejar portals
We welcome the book by our colleague Pedro Gurriarán Daza signed together with Samuel Márquez and Mª Antonia Martínez "The monumental portals of Andalusian and Mudejar architecture I (Umayyad and Taifa epochs VIII-XI)", published by La Ergástula, Madrid.
Construction permit obtained for the attic renovation in Šipan
We have obtained a construction permit to renovate the roof and attic of a residential building in the historic core of Suđurađ on the island of Šipan.
Renovation and Interior Design of a house in Dubrovnik
The house renovation and interior design of the apartment in the historic suburbs of Dubrovnik are in progress. The works are expected to be completed in June 2022.
Preliminary Design of the Residential Area 'Kupari'
We have completed the Preliminary Design of the Residential Area 'Kupari' near Dubrovnik which includes several buildings to accommodate hotel workers or tourists.
Restoration of the walls of Alcazaba in Almeria
From San Cristóbal one begins to appreciate the new whitish profile of the ramparts, which is largely the result only of the walls cleaning. We started the consolidation of new parts of breastplates and merlons, respecting original plasters.
Completed the restoration of the walls of Cáceres
Four years ago we began with the drafting of the project that now culminates with the end of the work. Challenging times but satisfied with the result of restoration of the city walls in Caceres.
Finalisation of works at the Roman Theater of Acinipo
With the installation of the ramp and the staircase in the aditus, we have completed the restoration of the Roman Theater of Acinipo in Ronda.
Construction permit for 'Villa F' in Dubrovnik
The residential building in Lapad will have five residential units with sea views, garage, green areas and a roof terrace with summer kitchen, jacuzzi and sun deck. The residential building is surrounded by green areas with indigenous vegetation planned.
A&A Architects presented by ICON Design in El País journal
You can read about A&A Architects and our various multidisciplinary and international projects through the years, in a story written by Nacho Sánchez for ICON Design and published in EL PAÍS journal.
Projects of typical houses for earthquake affected areas
Our proposal for housing small-medium-large families forms part of the recent publication of 'Projects of typical houses for reconstruction after the earthquakes’ at Sisak-Moslavina County.
The first phase of works at the Roman Theater of Acinipo
The first phase of the restoration and valorization works at Acinipo, one of the most important Roman cities in Andalusia includes the cleaning and restoration of cavea and orchestra.
Representation of the great Merinid gate of Šālla in Rabat
After several years of research with Patrice Cressier, María Antonia Martínez, Samuel Márquez and Abdelaziz Touri, we published the study of the main gate of the Šālla Meriní enclosure in Rabat, Morocco and its full-scale architectural graffiti.
Architectural Documentation of Gymnasium in Sisak
Gymnasium Sisak was built from 1930 to 1935 according to the designs of the architect Stanko Kliska. The gymnasium building was damaged in an earthquake on the 29th of December in 2020 and is currently the subject of a reconstruction project.
Conservation works at the Almocábar Gate in Ronda
We have started the conservation works at the Almocábar Gate in Ronda. We eliminate unsuitable mortars and apply new lime ones. In the jambs we apply first samples of hydraulic lime mortar and crushed stone aggregate.
SML house for reconstructions at Sisak-Moslavina County
Our model of contemporary rural house at Sisak-Moslavina County for small-medium-large families in the areas affected by the earthquakes has been published in the Croatian daily newspaper Jutarnji list as part of the upcoming publication edited by the Faculty of Architecture, University of Zagreb.
Approved the Historical Heritage Master Plan of Rincón de la Victoria
The Plenary of Rincón de la Victoria unanimously approves the Master Plan for the enhancement of the Historical Heritage of the municipality. The Plan will have a global investment of 6.4 million euros for the next ten years.
The restoration of the North Wall of the Alcazaba of Almeria
We continue working on the restoration of the North Wall of the 1st Enclosure. This action seeks to recover the original image of the fortification. The rehabilitation works of the North Wall include four walls and five towers, between the Baluarte del Saliente and the Muro de la Vela tower.
Family House Architectural Design at the Island of Šipan
Our new project of the family house Boras on the island of Šipan is planned as a reconstruction of the existing residential building with a rooftop swimming pool overlooking the bay of Šipanska Luka.
The renovation project at the Roman Theater of Acinipo starts
Always exciting the first day of renovation works as we start the runoff drainage project at the ancient Roman Theater of Acinipo, at a place known locally as Old Ronda.
The restoration of the main façade of the Royal Tobacco Factory in Seville
The University of Seville will restore the main portal of the Royal Tobacco Factory in 2022. We are happy to work on this project together with our colleagues from Dédalo Bienes Culturales S.L.
Finished the first phase of restoration of the city walls of Caceres
We have finished the interventions of San Roque remparts, sector Pozos-Olivar of Caceres city walls. The first phase of restoration include Olivar de la Judería, the Baluarte de los Pozos, San Roque and the Arco del Cristo.
Roof terrace design of the residential building in Dubrovnik
The roof terrace is designed as a series of different micro-ambiences to enjoy during day or night hours in a cosy outdoor setting with a perfect view of the old town of Dubrovnik, the island of Lokrum and the sea.
The restoration of the north front of the Alcazaba of Almeria begins
The north front of the first enclosure of the Alcazaba is going to be subjected to a major restoration work, the tender for which will go out in the next few days for 870,390 euros, financed with ERDF funds.
The first selection of elements for the Master Plan of Rincón
The first selection of elements for the Historical Heritage Master Plan of Rincón de la Victoria was made with 126 documented assets, which many belong to the ethnological heritage.
Architectural Documentation of St. Saviour Church in Dubrovnik
We are glad to receive the news that our architectural documentation of the Church of St. Saviour on the main street of Dubrovnik's Old Town will be used in future restoration works.
The first phase of the execution works at the Museum of Kutina
The first phase of the execution works at the Museum of Kutina will include the rehabilitation of the building foundations by the subconcreting methods and the protection of basement walls and columns from capillary moisture.
Renovation project of the Public Open University in Kutina
We are starting a renovation project of the Public Open University building in the center of Kutina, prepring first the blueprints of the existing condition, accompanied by conservation and restoration research works of the facades.
Master Plan of the Historical Heritage of Rincón de la Victoria
Rincón de la Victoria will have its first Historical Heritage Master Plan. It is the most ambitious Master Plan in the province, with which it is intended to define a diagnosis of the needs to conserve and adequately disseminate the Historical Heritage of Rincón.
Residential Building near Cavtat is under construction
The works have begun on the construction of the three-storey residential building near Cavtat with appartments for the workers of the construction company Gradimat. During the August 2020, the installation of reinforcement and concreting of the ground floor will be completed.
Award IUACC for the best PhD thesis in architecture
Pedro Gurriarán Daza has been a finalist of the VI IUACC Prize for the best doctoral thesis in architecture and construction sciences read at Spanish Universities, entitled "The architecture of power on the southern border of Al-Andalus during the Caliphate of Córdoba".
The ramparts of Caceres rehabilitation works
As a first step of the comprehensive reform of the Cáceres ramparts, rehabilitation and conservation works would include the parts of the city walls between the tower of Hernando Pizarro and that of Los Pozos. The first restorations already reveal the splendor of the fortress.
Construction permit for Agricultural Complex II
The project of outbuildings for the crop and livestock production in the village of Česvinica near Ston, designed with accommodations for workers, a garage and storage with all the accompanying space, has obtained the construction permit.
Restoration project of the medieval walls of Algeciras
The restoration project of the medieval walls of Algeciras, an archaeological site in which the Gibraltar Gate is located, has been approved by the territorial delegation of Culture as informed by the Provincial Commission for Historical Heritage.
Restoration project of the Alcazaba walls in Vélez-Málaga
We start the restoration project of the parts of the Alcazaba defensive walls in Vélez-Málaga. The original walls that remain are from the 13th and 15th centuries, built with lime and sand construction.
Construction permit for the Museum of Kutina
The renovation project of the Erdödy Palace basement and design of museum spaces, done in collaboration with the Faculty of Architecture, University of Zagreb, obtained the construction permit in May 2020.
Completion of works of the Baluarte del Saliente
Junta de Andalucía completes the restoration works of the Baluarte del Saliente in the Alcazaba of Almería, according to the project carried out by Yamur Arquitectura y Arqueología.