COURTYARD HOUSES PROJECT, KUWAIT
Rehabilitation, upgrade and expansion of an existing arts and crafts museum located in multiple adjacent buildings. The project performed was aimed at the reconfiguration and expansion of the existing museum complex, as well as an overall technical update to meet current museum standards, such as those related to accessibility, security and fire safety. The initial state of the buildings was very poor due to the seaside location and a lack of proper maintenance that resulted in permanent damage by the time of the start of the project.
The most relevant actions included:
Consolidation and redesign of the three buildings that make up the museum complex, utilizing Can Rocamora as a central hub and primary point of entry.
Creation of new structures and reinforcement of existing ones.
Conservation and restoration of the ceramic tile sets of Cau-Ferrat, Can Rocamora and Museo Maricel.
Restoration of stone elements.
Restoration of applied arts.
Reconfiguration of the seaside facade.
Location: Sitges, Garraf, Spain
Client: Consorci del Patrimoni de Sitges (Local Government)
Built Area: 2.815 m²
Lead Architect: JE Hernández-Cros / Monica Farran Astica
JM Boronat, architect
Luis Arce, architect
Pilar Salinas, architect
Marina Fernández, architect
Diagonal arquitectura, structure
Aribau 70, facilities engineering
Q-ESTUDI, techincal support
Angelica B. González de la Mota, restorer
Patrimonio UB, crystalography and mineralogy