Restoration of The Ancient Convent of Santa María De Los Reyes by MGM Arquitectos

Discover the winner of the BigMat ’17 International Architecture Award Restoration Category Prize. According to the panel of judges chairman, Jesús Aparicio, “a project that enhances a former convent in Seville, sensitively transforming its exterior while recovering the garden and plants across its various patios.”

 

Consolidation And Adaptation Of The Ancient Convent Of Santa María De Los Reyes And Its Gardens in Spain, by Mgm, Morales De Giles © Jesús Granada

Consolidation And Adaptation Of The Ancient Convent Of Santa María De Los Reyes And Its Gardens in Spain, by Mgm, Morales De Giles © Jesús Granada

 

The Andalusia Office for Architecture and Housing held a contest of ideas to rehabilitate and extend the former Convent of Santa Maria de los Reyes, currently in use, in part, for exhibitions and conferences. The idea was to convert it into a museum and exhibition area for architecture and engineering, and to add areas for administration, training and research. The project seeks to bring across one of the most interesting spatial qualities one may encounter in the variegated, compact and dense historic core of Seville. (more…)