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VICTORIA CHICA FORTRESS

Prize(s) Winners in Heritage Lighting
Company Dci Lighting Design
Lead Designers Javier Górriz
Architecture Company ANA VIÑAS PEREZ
Client CIUDAD AUTONOMA DE MELILLA
Photo Credits MARTIN GARCIA PEREZ
Other Credits EXECUTION DIRECTOR: ALBERTO MALDONADO
Completion Date 2020
Project Location MELILLA, SPAIN
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Entry Description
The meandering movement of the light on the textures transports you to another era. Here, the light of a candle was enough. Less is more in the new lighting of Fort Victoria Chica, as it draws our attention to the most significant facts, while guiding the visitor on a visual and "magical" tour of Fort Victoria Chica in Melilla.

Fort Victoria Chica de Melilla is located in the Fourth Fortified Enclosure of Melilla, alongside two other forts. It was the first to be built on what is known as the Height of the Cube, a strategic military area and the highest point in Melilla. The area was occupied by surprise in 1734, and its construction began, albeit with many transformations due to armament needs. In the 20th century, it lost its military function and was abandoned. This was the beginning of its degradation until it reached a ruinous state.

The architect in charge of the renovation project, Ms Ana Viñas, aims to create new routes for people to gain further insight into the history of the Fort and its transformations and listen to what the fort has to tell. She intends to act subtly in areas where its discourse is clear and more thoroughly where the th