Ullastret Medieval Town Paving, Girona public realm development, Spain landscape architecture design

Ullastret Paving, Girona

Spanish Village Transformation design by Mateo Arquitectura

post updated 10 May 2024

Design: Mateo Arquitectura

Location: Ullastret, Girona, Spain

Ullastret revisited by Jordi Bernadó

Ullastret Paving, Girona 1

20 Mar 2014

Revisiting Ullastret

One of my first works, paving a medieval village, completed many years ago.

Through Bernadó’s eyes, it reappears new, colourful and vibrant.

Ullastret Paving, Girona 2

I recall the view of the path (which Bernadó picks up), built to highlight the continuous line of movement.

Stones that remain and new features that highlight the transformation. Though the ground shows its base, as geometry and support, it persists undaunted.

Ullastret Paving – Building Information

Author: Josep Lluís Mateo – Mateo Arquitectura
Project: 1982
Construction: 1983 – 1985
Location: Town of Ullastret, Baix Empordà, Girona (Spain)
Photographs: Jordi Bernadó

Ullastret Paving images / information from Mateo Arquitectura

“…The atmosphere of Ullastret – that is, the peculiar sense of place- resembles a still life in which all objects appear primarily as representations of themselves. As parts of such a still life, the relics of the past cease to be merely old and instead satisfy our modern desire for the historical.”

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Josep Lluis Mateo – celebrated Spanish architect

Location: Ullastret, Girona – near Barcelona, Catalunya, North East Spain, south western Europe

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Josep Lluís Mateo

Josep Lluís Mateo, Principal

Architect, Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB).
PhD (with honors) at Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC).

Professor of Architecture and Design at Swiss Federal institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ) since 2002.

Visiting Professor in Architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, 2015.

Member of l’Ordre des Architectes de Paris, Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects (SIA) in Zürich and the Catalan Professional Architectural Association (COAC) in Barcelona.

Author (selection) of “Bauen und Denken” (2002), “Textos Instrumentales” (2007) and director of a collective research published as “Middle East: Contemporary Architectural Conditions” (2012).

His practice, mateoarquitectura, is globally active and tries to connect intelligence and artistic ambition with pragmatism and objectivity.

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