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Carquero Arquitectura restores ancient Matrera Castle

A+Awards: Spanish firm Carquero Arquitectura received a 2016 Architizer A+Award for this restoration of a crumbling hilltop castle near Cádiz. After standing for around 1,000 years, Matrera Castle partially collapsed following a long period of abandonment, leaving only a couple of walls remaining. Carquero Arquitectura was tasked with rebuilding the monument to reinforce the existing structure and prevent further collapse. Rather than replicating the original stonework, the studio filled in the missing sections with a contemporary addition to create a distinction between old and new. From Dezeen: Read More