Museum of Energy by Arquitecturia

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Museum of Energy by Arquitecturia

Visitors enter a museum of energy near a nuclear power plant in Spain through a curved wall of light.

Museum of Energy by Arquitecturia

Designed by Girona studio Arquitecturia, the museum near Tarragona is wrapped in vertical lengths of black-painted steel and features a tall window framing a central row of double-height rooms.

Museum of Energy by Arquitecturia

Two curved terraces dissect the rectangular plan to create the two concave walls, which are clad in translucent polycarbonate.

Museum of Energy by Arquitecturia

Lights inside the museum cause these two walls to glow after dark.

Museum of Energy by Arquitecturia

The single-storey museum contains an exhibition hall, lecture room and meeting rooms, all accessedfrom a foyer at the front of the building.

Museum of Energy by Arquitecturia

Other buildings on Dezeen that feature translucent glowing walls include a museum of glass in the Netherlands and a business training centre in Italy.

Museum of Energy by Arquitecturia

Photography is by Pedro Pegenaute.


Museum of Energy by Arquitecturia

This SITE

Desolate land, landscape and industry not related, simply juxtaposed, they coexist without tension.

Here, in this place, the boundary condition is strongly felt.

Museum of Energy by Arquitecturia

Uncomfortable, there is no shelter.

Between the Ebro and the topography, between industry and the urban settlement.

The need to anchor this place is strong.

Museum of Energy by Arquitecturia

We start dusting off the GRID

On the blank paper, a square 42 x 42, abstract, perimeter without references.

On the Square, an orthogonal grid, rows interval: A A B A A, columns interval: a b a a b a

Museum of Energy by Arquitecturia

On the Grid, B divides the square into two, between the receiving space and the space of exhibition, B articulates, B is circulation and transition.

On the Grid, the type, a b a a b a modulate and order, programmatic conditions.

Museum of Energy by Arquitecturia

The TYPE on this SITE

The type on this site, lost purity, now, it emanates a sense of belonging, intertwined abstraction and specificity.

XY are no axes anymore but coordinates, two structural directions.

Museum of Energy by Arquitecturia

East west, landscape, the Ebre river and topography.

North south, artifice, industry and the town of Ascó.

From outside to inside, accidental spaces, subtracted MATTER, emptiness is absence, the interior is revealed.

Museum of Energy by Arquitecturia

STEEL outside - regular perimeter, dense heavy precise, dark cold rough

Museum of Energy by Arquitecturia

POLYCARBONATE inside, winding subtraction, ethereal light sinuose, bright smooth soft

Museum of Energy by Arquitecturia

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Authors: Josep Camps + Olga Felip
Colab: M. Agudo, I. Sola, A. Horta, J. Farres, A. Serrats
Client: ANACNV

Museum of Energy by Arquitecturia

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Engineery: PROINTEC
Structure: GMKgrup
Constructor: TCSA

  • http://www.uprinting.com/door-hanger.html door hangers

    This is one of the greatest structure I've ever seen. I like the glow in the dark thing because of those wall. I want to see more of it especially when it opens.

  • KONG

    very uninspired design given the museum title

  • Andreas

    Nice project.

    Who wrote the description, though? -Yoda?

    • alex

      haha, it's just a bad translation.

      It's a good looking project, just wish there were more interior views. The landscaping looks a bit bleak.

  • Crackerjack

    The visitors felt a bit let down by quality of the exhibits. The exterior has some nicely combined forms.

  • http://www.AtelierWong.com Patrick Y Wong

    "The Force is strong in this one. "

  • joseph

    I love minimal architecture, very strong very bold, not over designed just simple