Refurbishment

The Mosaico and Palomar Project for Cruzcampo

Heineken had long since wanted to give its historical complex on Avenida de Andalucía, in Seville, a new lease of life by renovating the brewery where, in 1904, its iconic beer was born: Cruzcampo. The redesigning of the original brewery aimed to increase the capacity of the company's headquarters, bring to light the historical facade of the building and open up the brand to the city.

Ayesa drafted the project and was also responsible for site management and assisting in terms of project management. This involved assisting with tenders, helping assess bids, managing the project's schedule and costs and managing permits.

The Avenida de Andalucía 1 complex, the name given to the initiative, has been described as ‘an initiative for Seville to interact with the industrial, ethnological and culinary heritage which the Cruzcampo Foundation and Heineken España facilities offer’. The project involved two of the three buildings, the Palomar and Mosaico buildings, as well as the redesigning of the entire complex.

The redevelopment of the outdoor spaces involved getting rid of the wall which surrounded the entire area, thus opening up these gardens to the public. To mark the new boundaries, pieces of paving stone were used. In terms of the Palomar Building, as it is a listed building, the original facade had to be kept intact. It still had fermentation pools and tanks, which had not been used for years, and the aim was to remove them and adapt the space for use by the Cruzampo Foundation.

New floor slabs were built to increase the clear ceiling height of the floors and get rid of the central pillars. This allowed an auditorium with space for up to 200 people to be created, as well as coworking spaces and an exhibition hall. The spaces were distributed making use of the gable roof. What's more, as the building does not have any windows, to make it habitable we decided to create a single area for light to enter the building. Thus, a glass curtain wall was designed on the facade of the building, which looks onto Avenida del Greco.

In terms of the Mosaico Building, it formerly housed the Cruzampo Foundation offices (which were moved to the Palomar Building) and still houses the catering school and its bar-restaurant, an events room and the offices of Heineken's IT department. An extension to the catering school was designed, doubling the size of its kitchens and giving it more visibility, as well as moving the restaurant, which is currently in the basement, to an upper floor with views of the outside. On the facade, the aim was to highlight its outstanding heritage and historical value, revealing the pre-existing brickwork and keeping the mosaic, which the building gets its name from, as the predominant feature.

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