Tinglado 2 is a historic industrial warehouse and one of the most emblematic architectural treasures of La Marina de València. The building has been classified as a valuable asset of local importance in the city’s catalogue of protected heritage sites. Tinglado 2 was built in the early XXth century to accommodate the growth of maritime commerce, particularly of fruit and wine products. In its early days, the warehouse was used to store and classify merchandise such as oranges, grapes, rice and onions, which were the main export products in the new model of Valenican agriculture. The construction of Tinglado 2 was part of the General Plan for Improvement of Valencia’s Port (1910), directed by the engineer José María Fuster. The deputy director, Federico Gómez de Membrillera, designed the layout, distribution and architectural style of Tinglado 2 and 5 other similar style warehouses. Today, in La Marina de València only 3 of the 6 Tinglados remain. In 1984, due to the deteriorating conditions of Tinglado 2, the Port of Valencia drafted a restoration project for the building. By that time, however, Tinglado 2 was already losing its original purpose as a warehouse due to the transfer of port activity further south. As the building became obsolete to maritime trade, little attention was given to maintaining the structural and architectural integrity of the historic building. In the years following the F1 race which took place at La Marina de València, parts of the space of Tinglado 2 were even closed off to the public.
The process of restoring Tinglado 2 was always positioned as a central point in the Strategic Plan of Consorcio Valencia 2007. The goal of this project is threefold: (1) recover Valencia’s historical heritage (2) consolidate the old warehouse as an open public plaza where citizens can come to relax, take a walk along the water, skate, or practice sports and (3) restore people’s physical and emotional connection to the site by actively engaging the local community in the entire process from start to finish.
An emergency intervention in Tinglado 2 is carried out to ensure the safety and structural integrity of the building. The intervention, designed by the studio Rellam Arquitectura, is a temporary fix meant to maintain the space open and safe for public use. The engineer in charge of the project is Santiago Tormo and the contracted company is Trasejar SL. The works last about 2 months and the estimated cost is 42 010 €. All interventions are reversible in nature, which means that any temporary support structures put in place could be dismantled when the official two-phase restoration project for Tinglado 2 is initiated. Following the intervention, the building is reissued a permit which allows for events and activities to continue happening inside the Tinglado.
The project for temporary restoration of Tinglado 2 is awarded the FAD Prize of Architecture and Interior Design (Los Premis FAD d’Arquitectura i Interiorisme).
May 24, 2018
The first phase in the official restoration project is launched. It foresees recovering the overall structural integrity of the space, its safety and all decoration elements on the façade. The expected timeframe is 23 weeks and the budget is 554 014 € (IVA excluded). The process is directed by the Valencian society of architects Arkitera S.L.P while UTE Grupo Bertolín SAU-Martín Casillas SLU is put in charge of the execution.
The first phase of the restoration project is completed within the established timeframe. The works executed include: cleaning and repairing the metalic structure, applying protection against fire, corrosion and oxidation; reinforcing beams, walls, columns and arches; restoring moulded, glass and carved out ornaments; as well as replacing existing canals and drainpipes.
The freshly renovated Tinglado is used to host part of the expositions in Valencia Boat Show 2018.
Consorcio València 2007 prepares the technical documents for launching the second phase of the project. In this stage, the plan foresees the transformation of 12 250m2 of area surrounding the Tinglado into an open plaza with vegetation, shade and spaces for families and children.
Preparations for the second phase of the restoration project begin.