In order to renovate this historic building within Spanish urban planning and architecture, parts of four of the existing floor plates were demolished and a spiral staircase inserted in the void, weaving through an organic, sculptural form. This structure, already considered as an emblem of the new building, serves simultaneously as a lateral brace for the building’s façade and structural support for the stair.
The galleries take their form from the shape of the building. Here, the floors were stripped of everything non-essential to the structure. Columns were left exposed and the ceilings covered with a suspended metal mesh. The spaces, left bare and lofty, reveal the beauty of the existing structure and allow for the maximum freedom for exhibit-specific installations.
Moneo Brock Studio + Quanto Arquitectura
Andrés Barrón, María Pierres, Albert Rubio
Gonzalba Asociados, José Luis Gonzalo, Cristina González
Moneo Brock, cincuentayocho
NB35, Jesús Jiménez, Óscar Vidal