The project was developed by Spanish based studio AF6 Arquitectos. The building compromises an old pottery complex, exhibition center of ceramics, an interpretative center on different tourist routes in the quarter of Triana.
In Seville, the fact of crossing the river and getting into Triana is like crossing an imaginary border where the logic of the generation of the historical city blurs.
Triana is a quarter that displays itself at a small, close, almost domestic scale. It is a complex urban area which mixes neighbors’ yards, craft workshops, popular homes and other type of housing which originated by the mid 20th century residential growth.
The ceramic production was one of main crafts in which the development of Triana is based since its origin, existing thus a strong identity between the neighborhood and the pottery activity.
We are in an area with enormous appeal for contemporary Architecture. In Triana we will not find new large public buildings, far from it we find places for alterations or infiltrations through slight modifications, allowing us to discover new possibilities in a diverse and heterogeneous urban configuration.
The old factory kept its production until the end of the 20th century. This fact has permitted that many of its elements are complete and located in their original site: seven firing kilns, a well, pigments mills, workshops and warehouses. During archaeological works, remains of other 8 kilns, out of which the oldest ones were in use until the end of the 16th century, were found. Two of these kilns have been integrated into the project. The old factory is not visible from the outside; it is hidden behind the buildings which make up its urban image.