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Ciudad del Medio Ambiente by Modostudio, Adhoc, Barbarela and Bestbefore architects

A team of four architectural practices (Modostudio, Adhoc, Barbarela and Bestbefore) have won an international competition to design the Ciudad del Medio Ambiente - or Environment City - in Santomera in the Spanish province of Murcia.

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The project will be built in a former quarry and will feature buildings addressing ecological issues.

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Modostudio are based in Italy while the other three practices are Spanish.

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Here's some credits and text from Modostudio:

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CIUDAD DEL MEDIO AMBIENTE
Location: Santomera, Spain
Client: City of Santomera
Type: International competition - winning project
Building area: 130 hectares
Budget: € 16.000.000,00
Year: 2007

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Design team: Modostudio (Fabio Cibinel, Roberto Laurenti, Giorgio Martocchia), Adhocmsl (Juan Antonio Sánchez, Miguel Mesa del Castillo, Riccardo Crespi), Best Before (Enrique Nieto), Barbarela studio (Juan Carlos Castro)
Consultants: Forest engineering: Victor Manuel Castillo Sánchez; Biology: Dott.ssa Maria Dolores Martínez-Mena García; Structural engineering: Julián Pérez Castillo; Landscape: Arch. Nathalie Gidrón

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The competition envisions the recovery of a stone quarry in the region of the Murcia. The project, besides generating a high quality environmental recovery, creates a series of spaces to house activities dedicated to profound environmental themes: a true city of ecology. The area is subdivided in to various architectonically unique zones that accommodate respectively:

1, Center of ecological formation
2, Regional school of hunting and fishing
3, School of fire prevention and extinction
4, forest museum

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www.modostudio.net
www.adhocmsl.org
www.barbarela.biz
www.bestbefore.es

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