Ceuta, Spain

Hacho Enclosure

Hacho Enclosure
Ceuta, Spain

Pedro Gurriarán Daza, Salvador García Villalobos, Salvador Pascual Ortigosa, Nataša Ivanišević

Consejería de Fomento, Ciudad Autónoma de Ceuta
Special Protection Plan and Catalog of the Historic Complex of the Fortifications of the Hacho Enclosure in Ceuta, Spain

The main needs to consider for the realization of this Special Protection Plan will be governed by the following set of basic criteria. Various structural consolidation works will be carried out, mainly for the elimination of pathologies and structural consolidation of the buildings that form the fortifications of the Hacho Enclosure Historic Complex.

Once the structures are consolidated, the possibilities of formal restitution and conservation will be studied. We will include in this section specific interventions that go beyond mere preservation or consolidation, to enter the field of restitution of part of the building features that some of the defensive structures have lost.

In the formal adaptation works that we propose, we will focus on the full and global morphological restitution of a certain element, according to data acquired with scientific methodology. The constructions of the Historic Complex of the Hacho Enclosure that are likely to be intervened within this category are the forts of Quemadero and San Amaro, much transformed by the numerous subsequent constructions.


The ultimate purpose of this Special Plan, and the intervention works presented, is to achieve the enhancement of the buildings that are part of the Hacho Enclosure Historic Complex.

The buildings object of this Special Plan must be considered as accessible elements by the citizens. Today this circumstance is understood coherently on public property, but even when we consider private areas, the possibilities of controlled access to some of its parts should be sought.

This Special Plan will have the power to decide exclusively on the protected elements included in the Hacho Enclosure Historic Complex and their respective protection environments. In these cases, the provisions, ordinances and criteria justified in this Protection Plan must be complied with, and all building-restoration and urbanization projects that affect the Cultural Heritage Properties must be referred to them.