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Monteagudo Museum / Amann-Cánovas-Maruri

  • 01:00 - 9 January, 2012
Monteagudo Museum / Amann-Cánovas-Maruri
Monteagudo Museum / Amann-Cánovas-Maruri, © David Frutos 
© David Frutos 

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Monteagudo, Bolivia
  • Architects

    Amann-Cánovas-Maruri, Atxu Amann Alcocer , Andrés Cánovas Alcaraz , Nicolás Maruri González de Mendoza.
  • Colaborators

    Javier Gutiérrez, Ana López, Patricia Lucas, María Mallo, Mónica Molero, Carlos Ríos, Antonio Rodríguez
  • Technical Architect

    Rafael Checa
  • Sponsor

    Consorcio Turístico “Murcia Cruce de Caminos”
  • Construction

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  • Photographs


This building is, without doubt, a parasite.

The building is situated on the south side of the hill of Monteagudo.

© David Frutos 
© David Frutos 

It constitutes the first phase of a project that should improve access to the castle of Monteagudo, restoring it to become a place visited and fundamentally safe.

The slope of the mountain is a land historically occupied since prehistoric remains of structures and materials from the world Argaric until today, through the Roman and Arab civilization.

© David Frutos 
© David Frutos 

In particular the site chosen for the Visitors Center is a village Argaric in a good state of preservation and a Roman site.

The site also lies the shrine of San Cayetano, what gives a certain character.

© David Frutos 
© David Frutos 

The proposed building tends to adapt to multiple boundary conditions, responding to the preservation of the remains and also consolidated the place from a formal point of view and dimensional, with special attention to integration into the hillside and its vision from the castle.

The building is a journey and a parasite clinging to the mountain.

As travel, meet your access via ramps to solve the problem of accessibility and integration density of the piece on the environment.

© David Frutos 
© David Frutos 

As a parasite, blends of colors and shapes and covered with calligraphic plant skin lining the entire building.

© David Frutos 
© David Frutos 

The ground floor has a public vocation in the sense of projecting open to neighbors. Its great walls of steel truss, sometimes sliding, and built concrete rooms are bare rudely. Provide shelter and connection to the outside.

It is a place in the shade.

On the upper floor are structured the permanent and temporary showrooms, is a closed place and guarded, which is only open to look in a controlled manner to the best views of the valley and the castle. The building is also then a gazebo, a window becomes a showcase and framed exterior parts that should be shown to be seized.

© David Frutos 
© David Frutos 

The building is constructed on the ground floor with exposed concrete structural screens and shutters. In the top section runs with a metal structure that resolves the long flights and closed with a panel of multiple sheets is sealed with a waterproofing hot end is topped with a skin of perforated Cor-Ten steel, which acts as final layer of a trans-ventilated facade takes up the old issue of climate as a backdrop.

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carlo cosmai · June 04, 2012

Monteagudo Museum / Amann-Cánovas-Maruri | ArchDaily via @archdaily

John Whitaker · January 21, 2012

Always a problem of rust spots when using #Corten however. Either an oversight or acceptance in this project.

Maximiliano Michel · January 21, 2012

Monteagudo Museum / Amann-Cánovas-Maruri | ArchDaily vía @archdaily

Centor4 · January 21, 2012

Monteagudo Museum / Amann-Cánovas-Maruri | ArchDaily via @archdaily

Evan Guillén · January 15, 2012

I'm a photographer and I was born and I live in this town. Article refer to a people and say Argaric is in good condition. Well this is not true. Moreover, a neighbor was responsible for breaking down and removing a furnace and part of the remains.

untermstrich · January 13, 2012

unterwegs: Monteagudo Museum / Amann-Cánovas-Maruri #architektur via @ArchDaily

iluvatar82 · January 12, 2012

Monteagudo Museum / Amann-Cánovas-Maruri

Bi · January 11, 2012

I wouldn't call this a parasite in any case.
Nice looking work, it's a pity the article is not well written.

irsa khaleghi · January 10, 2012

congs, so clever using the pattern.

Erik Joya · January 10, 2012

Monteagudo Museum / Amann-Cánovas-Maruri: © David Frutos Architects: Amann-Cánovas-Maruri…


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