Transformation of the station’s north hall into a multi-purpose cultural space
Our contract was to design and execute the functional upgrade and fit out of the Jimenez Torrecillas hall and north hall of the Granada Metro Alcanzar Genil station. The project aims to create a versatile, flexible, multi-purpose and configurable space for both scenic use and exhibitions by transforming the functionality of the hall. Proposals from Jiménez Torrecillas, the architect from Granada with outstanding references in the field of interventions on heritage buildings, have been taken into consideration. station. The project aims to create a versatile, flexible, multi-purpose and configurable space for both scenic use and exhibitions by transforming the functionality of the hall. Proposals from Jiménez Torrecillas, the architect from Granadawith outstanding references in the field of interventions on heritage buildings, have been taken into consideration.
The Jimenez Torrecillas hall is located on level -1 of the Alcazar Genil station north hall, which in turn is located in the underground section of the Granada metro. The north hall next to the river Genil is currently used as an emergency exit from the station platform and has a lift for access from Camino Ronda, which is currently unused.
The high architectural value of the station should be highlighted. It was awarded a prize at the 2018 architecture biennial for integrating archaeological remains from the Alcazar Genil Albercones within the south hall. This aspect is noteworthy and means that any work on the station must be carefully studied so as not to affect its heritage value.
To successfully transform the space, Acisa will incorporate all the equipment required to arrange cultural activities, such as conferences, concerts, plays, and exhibitions. This includes installing state-of-the-art video, , sound , and lighting systems. In particular, the sound system became one of the most complex installations, since it is an underground Metro station in operation, and with the typical acoustics of a transport system. The project also includes the installation of fixtures, stage furniture, and seating for 200 people.
It currently can only be accessed from the train platform. This involves adapting the signalling and communication services and incorporating a third Metro entrance.