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Iglesia la Jota PARISH CHURCH OF PIO X
La Jota District


The architect conceived this parish as if it was the Institute of Photo-Atomic Energy and Mazinger Z lived there.
We thought that it was hidden underground but its use today has been always religious.
Observe the contrast with the awful building behind. In the first seventies, both constructions appeared as architectonic trends to be followed but the square meter price and bad taste made of the back building the most common trend.

Alunizaje PARISH CHURCH OF SAINT MONICA
La Romareda


Jesus Christ had not that scruffy hippie image that lefty priests of the 60s wanted to sell us. Actually, he belonged to an advanced civilization that dressed silver plated layers and used flying subjects as transport.
One of these spaceships is located in the Romareda District.

Jokes apart the author of this church surely was inspired by the Future House, a concept of prefabricated house that failed due to the petrol crisis in 1974.
marianistas CHURCH OF MARIANISTS' SCHOOL
Imperial Channel


We found this architectonic treasure by pure chance.

Hidden at the edge of the Imperial Channel, Marianists' church is a shameful tribute to the work of Frank Lloyd Wright and more concretely the Unitarian Church, in Madison, Wisconsin 1947.





Gaudí en Zaragoza GAUDI IN ZARAGOZA?
La Puebla de Alfindén


Delirious recreation of Gaudí style for this housing development formed by one-family houses placed between Zaragoza and Barcelona at a distance of ten kilometres from the first one.
CHURCH OF EL CARMEN
Mª Agustín Avenue


Pointed tribute to the space era.
Science-fiction and outside space had to be an obsession among architects at the time they projected churches and parishes.

La Virgen deposita aquí sus ahorros BUILDING OF "LA INMACULADA SAVINGS BANK"
Don Jaime Street


Confusion is what this building causes to us: It is a bank or a church? Is the Immaculate Virgin the owner of this entity? Do the rights of image of the Virgin belong to the Vatican or are they public? Is the Catholic Church the main shareholder of this bank or is it the Virgin? Is the image of the façade simply lay or it is possible to pray underneath? The usury, the greed and the avarice were mortal sins or rather venial?

UNIVERSITAS TOWER


Shortly after the premiere of the film "The Towering Inferno", in Zaragoza, it was constructed this mini-skyscraper of 20 plants defying the normative of not constructing any building higher than the Basilica of El Pilar.

As divine punishment and because it was built in the middle of a Great Nowhere, their luxury floors must be sold at bargain prices.
PALAFOX PASSAGE


Although its construction dates from the end of the 50s it still enjoyed a great commercial boom in the 60s and 70s. Waiting now for an imminent integral renovation, we want to emphasize some significant details of its decoration that are possible to find in different sections of this Web site.
PARQUE DE ROMA HOUSING DEVELOPMENT I


When this housing development began to be constructed towards 1973 it supposed an advanced architectonic style: aluminium blinds, straight lines in their façades and minimalist inspiration that strongly contrasted with some decorative details heirs of baroque pop as we can appreciate in the following picture.

PARQUE DE ROMA HOUSING DEVELOPMENT II


Its monochrome façades of greyish and silver plated tones have their counterpoint in these murals that seem to be inspired by any wallpaper of that time.

Vía Hispanidad 65 HOUSING DEVELOPMENT
Vía Hispanidad, 65


Before the presence of security guards at the entrances of housing developments was normalized, architects used their art to scare away intruders.

We can prove this in the picture on the left more similar to BATMAN house in "Gotham City" than a housing development in "Zaragoza City".





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