| Sergio Giménez's project proposes a strategy to revitalize the disused spaces between the historic centers and the extensions | A cultural warp to weave urban life between aging historic centers and areas of new expansion is the strategy that the architect Sergio Giménez Fernández proposes for his native Cehegín and other towns in the Northwest of the Region.
The proposal, developed in the project with which he graduated from the UPCT, has earned him the award from the College of Architects for the best Final Study Project by Murcian architects."There is a physical and psychological barrier on the edge of the old town, a void in which the old and the modern urban layout collide," explains the young architect.
His project adapts to the open spaces of the eastern perimeter of Cehegín, an "unused and lifeless space" but close to the town's Gran Vía, and proposes a tour of facilities for cultural use that generate squares and patios to develop activities at the same time.
The objective is to solve the programmatic deficiencies of the town in terms of infrastructure to hold training courses, concerts and other events.The objective is "to create a social and urban fluidity" between the two different urban morphologies, which generate "a divided people", describes the author of the work, who highlights that similar problems occur in other towns and cities in the Northwest, whose historic centers They were built on hills, under which modern urbanism has spread, generating fractures similar to that of Cehegín."The best way to connect these two spaces is by projecting a cultural focus that offers opportunities for cultural exchange and becomes a claim to go to urban areas today abandoned", develops the former student of the Polytechnic, who works in a study of Cartagena architecture.The Final Degree Project by Sergio Giménez was directed by Montse Solano, a professor at the School of Architecture and Building at the Polytechnic University of Cartagena.Two other projects by UPCT students have also received the second award and one of the two third awards granted by the College of Architects of the Region of Murcia.