Contemporary Art Museum
It came from the cultural environment that's set at Puerto Madero and also the "Puente de La Mujer"by the Architect Santiago Calatrava.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
This project searches for different experiences and visual conections through the museum tour. It explores its surroundings and only contemporary art allows it. It's a unique concept where it could only take place in a vivid cultural place.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The building has three exhibition rooms that can be divided into five exhibition rooms by sliding panels. One of these rooms has a height of 20m and it can host great works of art and sculptures. On the terrace, there's a restaurant, an auditorium and a multipurpose space. Visitors can get to it by using an elevator from the main lobby (without entering the museum) or they can get to it by the end of the main museum tour. The main architectural tour is done through ramps going up to the terrace. Or, the visitors may take the stairs or an elevator and visit each exhibition room in a random order.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in June 2012. It was interrupted until January 2013 and finished on February of the same year. It was developed in Rio de Janeiro .
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Architecture, Building and Structure Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The building structure consist on a mesh of 12x12m of reinforced concret. A curtain wall frame is attached to its stucture and a great steel structure covers the building.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
The site measures 135mx55m. The building has a Gros Build Area of 25.000,00m2 and it consist of 6 floors and 23m height.
Buenos Aires, Contemporary Art Museum, Museum, Contemporary, Art
Our research for this project started with a local visit to the site and the city so It was possible to understand where the building is located and its surroundings. Also, Buenos Aires has great museums and we tried to adapt ours to this scenario. During our research, it was clear to us that Puerto Madero is a renewed Buenos Aires and our project tries to relate to that by offering a space to contemporary art .
The biggest challange was to think of a building that would not ''harm9;' its surroundings and could also establish a conection with the "Puente de La Mujer, one of the main touristic spots of Buenos Aires.
TEAM MEMBERS (2) :
Marina Cuiabano and Felipe Deslandes
Werneck, Cuiabano & Deslandes, 2012.