Cartagena, Spain

Espacio Mediterráneo

Espacio Mediterráneo is a shopping and leisure centre spread over two levels while a third level hosting a multicinema complex.

The project also includes a hypermarket on the ground floor located in an almost separate gallery as well as an underground level for parking facilities. The majority of shops are structured around three streets forming a triangular shape linked to each other with carefully designed lobbies. The building rises in a difficult and aggressive environment dominated by a shopping facility complex with blind and hard buildings surrounding a vast parking space. In contrast, the south façade offers a pleasant and sculptured background generating a feeling of space.

Photographs: Rafael Vargas