Project: Cubierta de El Molinete
Architect: Amann, Cánovas y Maruri
Location: Cartagena, Spain
Function: This soaring steel canopy protects the sensitive excavations of the Roman ruins of Cartagena, which include public baths, a forum, and houses. The canopy's folding planes are in part defined by the varying heights of the exposed ruins, mirroring the topography of the archaeological dig. By using perforated metal screens lined with polycarbonate sheets, light is allowed to filter through the extensive roof, maintaining the park-like feel of the site. Read more about this project in the Architizer database.