BELCHITE RUINS Civil War memorial and Visitor Centre
Location: Belchite, Zaragoza (Spain)
Project Value: Undisclosed
Size: 1200 m2 (visitor centre) 8 ha (Ruins)
Participants: DBA Studio
The project aims to confront the trauma and brutality of the Spanish Civil War and to create a place for solace and reflection. A series of new pathways and interactive exhibition pieces were installed among the ruins and within buildings to tell the story of the battle of Belchite and remember those who were lost. The new Visitor Centre is built on a site formerly occupied by the convent cloister building and aims to create a dialogue between the past and present buildings. The names of the thousands who were lost during the war are engraved on the walls that surround a central pool which reflects the sky above.