Olite, Navarra (Lote 3)
Olite is a municipality within the Navarre’s Mid-region, located 43 kilometres away from Pamplona with a population of slightly under 4.000 inhabitants. It is located on the right riverbank of the river Cidacos, tributary of the river Ebro, surrounded by crops where cereals, grapes and olives grow, with the Sierra de Ujué at the far end and a topography with soft slopes and staggered hillsides.
Navarre is historically divided in Merindades, being Olite head of the Merindad with that same name. It is an important agricultural centre, especially remarkable for its wine industry.
The location of Olite in the centre of this Mid-Region and the communication access which connects Pamplona and Tudela makes it have a privileged situation within the Foral Community of Navarre.
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Retrieval of the Plaza del Fosal and its environment, Olite, Navarre
The Plaza del Fosal is one of the main public spaces within the city walls, even though it is currently pending ordination . There we find the Church of San Pedro, one of the main architectural landmarks of the area, with its Romanesque cloister. The streets of Rúa Villavieja and Rincón de los Racioneros have their starting point here, Both of them communicating this space with the Royal Palace. This proposal searches to enhance the value of this complex, embellishing it and reorganizing it.
The proposal must solve the following issues:
The organization of the plaza del Fosal, including a new design for its open spaces and a proposal for a new building in its Eastern side. This building will have to be complemented with the space occupied by the construction which is still erected on the North side of the cloister and which will be used as annex rooms to the temple itself. It will have to have a space for the parish’s archive, a storage room which can be visited on the occasion of the processions of this church and some toilets.
Apart from the elevation overlooking the square, the access to the cloister must be given a solution, too. It will be left open so as for it to be seen from the outside, even if it is closed with some sort of railing or other similar closing element.
The organization of the Plaza de la Rueda and its connection with the space outside the walls as well as the urban redesign for the Rúas de Villavieja, Abadía, Rincón de los Racioneros y Romiros.
A design proposal for the enclosing elements of the empty plots of land in the Rúa de Villavieja.