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Progressively, the city of Seville has been able to see how the port has become an increasingly impregnable area for citizens due to its strong private nature. It is immersed in a reconversion process that aims to solve not only the recomposition of the city-port interface, but also the deficiencies of the port space: accessibility through the navigation channel, the promotion of productive activities in the area of service, the capture and diversification of new traffic, the adequate treatment of environmental issues, as well as the rearrangement of the spaces that have been left unused due to the progressive displacement of the port towards the south.

Recently a new urban planning for Seville has just been approved, which, among its areas of strategic interest, places a large sector of the port's service area in order to reincorporate it into urban dynamics. For its part, following the provisions of its master plan, drawn up almost at the same time as the urban planning, the port has begun to build a new access lock to the dock and to occupy the land used for new logistics activities. With this intervention, this problem is fully addressed by opening a large functional gap through the barrier created by the port.

For this, a Faculty of Communication is proposed to connect the ships of the port with an adjoining plot, linked together by an underpass that brings the port closer to the city and, therefore, the river to Seville. On the outside plot, a building is proposed to house the administrative part of the faculty, as well as the necessary departments, all around a large central courtyard that is proposed as the beginning of the journey to the heart of the port.

The next stop on the route to the port would be at the warehouses on Avenida de la Raza, the outer skin of the building gaining importance, where the thickness of said wall is enlarged with a space necessary to house the new lecture hall of the faculty. as well as the provision of restaurant and cafeteria services. Walking through said subway, we also find an assembly hall, since one of the main ideas of the project focuses on extracting from that upper level those spaces that, by use, should be closed and spatially colliding with the rest of the faculty rooms, like the library that, due to its size and spatiality, requires much more open areas.

The underground route ends in the vaulted naves where, due to its proximity to the river, the most active and relaxed part of the faculty is proposed, housing sets, editing rooms, photography, information technology and a library, publicly colonizing the current privatization of the port of Seville .


Thus, it is possible to overcome that programmatic wall that port activity in the city supposes, granting it a new operation and making it a participant in the recognized activity and environment that the Sevillian citizen and its history provide.


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