La Lechera Cultural Centre in Torrelavega

Torrelavega. Spain | 2021

Cantabria Regional Government

The project seeks to enhance the specific values of La Lechera Industrial Complex through two project strategies: recognising and strengthening the essential structure of the heritage complex and incorporating new architectural elements that establish a dialogue with history, allowing the incorporation of a contemporary and flexible programme over time. The proposal advocates the substitution of the less relevant spaces of the complex for a new system of volumes that articulates all the halls that compose it, both in their internal -functional and spatial- and external -landscape and urban- relations. This operation achieves a single entrance for both Centres (Cultural and Exhibition), creates a large foyer in a more intermediate position and articulates a series of common spaces that serve both the Schools and the North Collection.