Mountain shelter and "margers" school accesses
Ground floor plan
Mountain shelter bedroom
The refurbishment of the service quarters in the Raixa Estate in Mallorca into a new mountain shelter and educational center – school of “margers” – focuses on one end on thorough historical heritage intervention criteria. On another end, it also focuses on principles of environmental sustainability, the optimization of physical and financial resources, and the reversibility of the different strategies that make up the project.
The project includes interventions at two different levels in response to the current conditions of the different areas of Raixa that it aims to refurbish. The first level includes the restoration of those areas that currently show a state of degradation. These areas are mainly located around the estate’s housekeeper’s quarters. They preserve most of their physical integrity, although they currently show signs of deep deterioration that require intense analysis and damage reverting works. A series of stabilization, improvement and preservation actions are planned for these zones.
The second level of intervention includes the reconstruction of those areas of the complex that are currently found in a state of ruin. They were originally mainly related to the estate’s farming activities. The works projected for these areas include the exploration and cleaning up of the remains. They also include the reconstruction of what might have been the original condition of the Raixa Estate.
José Ramón Sierra