within the spanish town of cáceres, architect emilio tuñón has created a brand new cultural enchantment within the type of a museum of modern artwork for the helga de alvear basis. the in depth challenge concerned two levels. at the beginning, the renovation of the present casa grande and the extension of the development occupying its former yard lawn. secondly, the development of a brand new development within the connected plot. situated at the previous the city’s medieval border, the design of the brand new development is according to making a dating between the recent and the present, permitting previous and provide to coexist in cohesion.
the museum of modern artwork helga de alvear in cáceres used to be inaugurated on thursday, 25 february 2021, by way of his majesty, the king of spain, felipe VI, and her majesty queen letizia. it now homes spain’s most important personal number of global recent artwork, advanced over 40 years by way of the main gallerist and collector helga de alvear. the gathering options over 3.000 works by way of greater than 500 artists, together with joseph beuys, ai weiwei, joseph albers, paul klee, olafur eliasson, jenny holzer, anish kapoor, philippe parreno, gordon matta-clark and lots of others.
all pictures by way of alberto amores & pancho matienzo until mentioned another way
the web page boasts a distinguished location within the town as no longer most effective is it situated at the previous the city’s medieval border, but in addition at the herbal border of a valley. emilio tuñón‘s proposal brings again the plot’s unique essence as a transit piece of land the place alternate between the outside and inside of the town’s partitions passed off, changing into once more a permeable city area.
a public prom unfolds all through the challenge, connecting the principle front to the basis, travelling thru its crossable roof and down its yard lawn, to the opposite aspect of the plot; growing but every other passageway for the town and becoming a member of within the present chain of public squares and promenades that symbolize the previous the city of cáceres. similar to artwork, which previously used to be a privilege and limited for the few, has now been made out there to all, the proposal embodies the speculation of constructing an city ‘trompe l’oeil’, the place the rest limits and borders are twisted and diluted, as a way to create an out there public artery.
the proposed development targets to transform a flexible cultural enchantment, with a definite and balanced symbol for itself. it’s fabricated from white bolstered concrete pillars, which identify a correct discussion with the casa grande. additionally, with the development of this new development, the casa grande will now host the management areas for the basis, the brief exhibition corridor, the library and the workshops, with its personal access get right of entry to from the internal courtyard. the museum used to be inaugurated on 25 february 2021, and is now open to the general public.external of the museum of modern artwork helga de alvear, with ‘an afternoon like this fabricated from not anything and not anything else’, 2009, ugo rondinone. picture by way of joaquín cortés
‘gräberfeld’, 2008, tacita dean (left) ‘we the folks (element)’, 2011-2014, danh vö (proper) © joaquín cortés / helga de alvear museum