Banca is located in the Basque Country, in the valley of Aldudes.
The creation of this interpretation center is an opportunity to attract visitors by promoting the history of local mines.
How to bring a contemporary intervention in a small village where the architectural identity is very strong?
By reinterpreting the landscape. Mountainside, the village is built through a succession of terraces, cutting the hilly landscape. The stone retaining walls are an integral part of the image of the village. It is in this terrain adaptation emanates the project: An inhabited stone plinth containing the scenic area on which is placed the reception and coffee. This largely glazed on the landscape becomes the element "signal" for locals and visitors. Urban space is redesigned to create an entrance terrace leading visitors into the interpretive center, then it will come down to the "buried" museum where he will discover the scenic space.