The backbone of the architectural strategy for the extension project of the Fine Arts Museum in Badajoz is meant to regain an Identity: a new built environment (Architecture) that interacts with the urban context (City) through its cultural content (Museum).
▼首层平面图，ground floor plan
We project a complex whose starting point is the expansion of the existing museum, located in a listed building in the center of Badajoz. The complex includes two new buildings that are connected through a courtyard and are opened to two different streets of the city. Due to the difficult circumstances that come together in this place (archaeological remains, party walls and the rehabilitation of the listed building) a powerful and coherent architectural response is required.
▼新建成的两座建筑通过一个庭院形成连接，the complex includes two new buildings that are connected through a courtyard
▼从庭院望向其中一栋建筑，new building facade seen from the courtyard
A typological scheme organized by an inverted “L”, responds to the functional, spatial, structural and technical aspects. This scheme is fostered (inside and outside) through a cladding, a perforated prestressed concrete panel, whose scale and pattern seem to print a message in the skin of the building.
▼建筑的内外立面均覆盖以穿孔的预应力混凝土板，如同为建筑赋予了一层印有信息的表皮，the typological scheme is fostered through a cladding, a perforated prestressed concrete panel, whose scale and pattern seem to print a message in the skin of the building
▼新旧空间的交织，the interweaving of old and new
The efficient and silent result allows the building to be integrated into the city without resorting to a compositional exercise, overflowing the physical limits of the buildings and turning the proposed spaces into real stars of the urban environment. This project represents an encounter with beauty where the memory and its power remain in time; convert the whole museum into a new social, urban and artistic reality in the center of Badajoz.
▼从室内空间望向庭院，courtyard view from the interior
▼上层展览空间，exhibition hall on the upper levels
Estudio Arquitectura Hago: Antonio Álvarez-Cienfuegos Rubio & Emilio Delgado Martos, architects.
Location: Badajoz, Spain, 2007-2014
FIRST PRIZE, international competition 2007 (construction 2011-2014)
Area: 3.298,39 m2
Structural design: Andrés Rubio Morán, Juan Ruiz & Eliseo Pérez
Facilities engineer: Carlos Úrculo Cámara, Úrculo Ingenieros & Luis Fernández Conejero
Quantity Surveyor: Carlos Rubio Manso, José Luis Gómez Morillo & Manuel Trenado
Collaborators: Ignacio Herreros, Javier Bachiller & Iago Sánchez
Photo credit: Fernando Alda