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Archaeological Museum of Vitoria

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Francisco Mangado
location Vitoria-Gasteiz
function culture, museum
contributed by liutaiogitano

"We like to think of an archaeology museum as a compact jewel box concealing the treasure that history has given us piece by piece". The building adjoins the Palace of Bendaña (museum of Naipes Fournier) and the access is through the same courtyard. Functionally, the volume is organized so that working areas and facilities are located at ground level and oriented towards the street, with an independent access. The assembly hall and galleries for temporary exhibitions are at the public entry level, shared with the Naipes Fournier museum, whereas permanent exhibition halls are in the upper levels. The stairs which connect them define part of the transparent façade onto the access courtyard. In contrast, the façade on the street is hermetic with wide openings where needed. In this way the internal exhibition spaces are unencumbered and only traversed by translucent light prisms. The whole building is coated with bronze blades, very close on the street and more rarefied on the courtyard.

koda says:
Thanks for sharing this interesting blog with us
henka says:
The visit to this museum of Mangado was a real pleasure. Architecture & Art together. Well done!
valladolid, Spain 20-Jan-14
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Archaeological Museum of Vitoria
Calle Cuchilleria 54
Project is public!
Opening hours Tuesday to Friday: 10.00 - 14.00 and 16.00 - 18.30. Saturday: 10.00 - 14.00. Sunday: 11.00 - 14.00. Monday: closed.
Completion 2009
Floor area/size 6000 m2
Cost € 9000000,-
ArchitectFrancisco Mangado
Client Diputación Foral de Álava
Project ID 6836
Latitude/Longitude 42°50'59N 02°40'17W
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