At the end of San Pedro street there is a small balcony with a cage over the medlar fields; soon it will be all plaited with jasmine. On one side is the courtyard of the gothic palace around which the village of Sot de Ferrer was born.
On the other side is the descent to the old washhouse, of which its basin and part of the wall and pilasters that defined its original volume have been preserved. Now a new staircase provides access and a seat -surprisingly, it is still used by some of the villagers-.
The wall contains the slope and gains enough space for a small square, which overlooks the orchard and the trees that follow the course of the river. It borders the irrigation ditch and one can sit on its edge and cool one’s feet; it is the main ditch and always carries water.
The pergola brings it all together under its curved vault, which will be covered with virgin vines, bright red in autumn.
The flooring is made from a 32.5×12 cm piece of extruded stoneware, with a natural finish and a purplish-ferrous tone, rich in different notes of colour.
A 24.5×6 cm piece of extruded stoneware with a natural finish and ochre-earth tone is used to cover the roof.
Sot de Ferrer Town Council
Alejandro Martínez del Río
Oleh Kardash Horlay
Honourable Mention in the ASCER 2023 Awards
Lavadero del Inchidor, San Pedro Street, Sot de Ferrer. 12489. Spain