Valeriola Palace: a new home for art

Six months have passed since restoration work began on the Valeriola Palace, located in the heart of Valencia’s Old Town. On project completion, the Palace will become the Hortensia Herrero Art Centre.

The following time-lapse video shows the progress made during the project’s first stage. Carlos Barberá, the scheme’s Technical Architect, notes that “Slurry wall foundations will make up the basement perimeter. We will then continue with the archaeological excavation before building the structure”.

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A multi-disciplinary team of architects, restorers, archaeologists and historians is involved in this ambitious project, which aims to both conserve the vestiges of the Valeriola Palace and transform it into a contemporary building. “I think that [the Hortensia Herrero Art Centre] greatly boosts the value of the building by capitalising on its history and endowing the Palace with a series of unique elements”, says archaeologist Tina Herreros.