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San Telmo Museum / Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos

© Stefan Tuchila © Stefan Tuchila © Stefan Tuchila © Stefan Tuchila

From the architect. The successful architectural rehabilitation and expansion project for the historical San Telmo Museum by Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos emphasizes its connection with society both artistically and historically. 

© Stefan Tuchila
© Stefan Tuchila

Recognized internationally for recovering the original building to make it a contemporary work, the architects made it possible for the museum to reopen by providing a museum as well as a place to spread knowledge and create thought.

© Stefan Tuchila
© Stefan Tuchila

Also designed for the new museum is its extension with a new wing, under Mount Urgull along the seashore, intended to house the new cultural and commercial uses along with optimize accessibility for the public and the collections. 

© Stefan Tuchila
© Stefan Tuchila

The visual impact of the modern construction has been minimized thanks to the architects being able to work closely with artists Leopoldo Ferrán and Agustina Otero who have created a semi-plant wall covering the building with perforated steel sheets. 

© Stefan Tuchila
© Stefan Tuchila
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