The intervention in the Cuartel de Lepanto, a mid-19th century building of military typology, is part of a series of restorations that will remodel the city of Alcalá de Henares' urban fabric. The intention is to revitalise the old quarter with the construction of a central library, a residence, educational and leisure centres, an auditorium, a museum zone and a car park, as well as the installation of some services shops, restaurants, amusement premises necessary for the maintenance of the whole complex.
The alterations to be carried out will aim to recover the original state of the façade and its protected elements, which need general repair and restructure and the substitution of the existing gables of ceramic tiles for zinc sheets, so as to maintain the aesthetics of this building which is a representative part of this World Heritage city. The spatial distribution of the floors will be reorganised and existing technical and functional deficiencies will be corrected. The intervention will be completed with the demolition of all the non-structural elements and the multiplication of usable space by building mezzanines within the existing iron framework, to create double level rooms. The intervention foresees the creation of single and double rooms to be rented out to university students and with communal areas for different uses and services.
Calle San Pedro y San Pablo, Alcalá de Henares, Madrid