The old ceramics factory Montalván is one of the three Potters Ensembles that remain in the Triana district (Seville). After its closure has been rehabilitated for a new use: Hotel and Restaurant.
It is not an old-new, past-present reflection, but a unique investigation of a particular place. A way of doing architecture from the contemporary guidelines and always based on the detailed knowledge of the property, of the objects and matter that constitute it and of its cultural and anthropic situation. From the heritage research of the building, we arrived at a result of enjoying the industrial and coloristic past of triangular ceramics from a contemporary point of view.
Ceramics, its memory and its value in the current context, is the central issue of the project. This idea materializes in the contemporary architectural action oriented to the intervention in the industrial heritage, and as an application of a basic principle of sustainability based on construction from the reuse of waste from the last productive memory of this place.
Although it is only seen from the aerial image, the red curved tiles of La Escandella have been chosen for the three inclined roofs.