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Museo del Bicentenario / B4FS Arquitectos

  • 00:00 - 1 September, 2013
Museo del Bicentenario / B4FS Arquitectos
Museo del Bicentenario / B4FS Arquitectos, Courtesy of B4FS
Courtesy of B4FS

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Buenos Aires, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Area

    6900.0 sqm
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of B4FS
Courtesy of B4FS
Courtesy of B4FS

From the architect. The project of restoration, refurbishment and conversion of the ancient Customs building includes the recovery of the site and its transformation into a contemporary museum. The Bicentenary Museum is situated in one of Argentina’s most dense historical areas. The central objective of the work consisted in the material and symbolic recovery of the building in its whole. The glazed cover proposed to protect the yard tends to reconcile the need to “cover and protect” the actual archeological site, with the necessity of keeping the typical brightness of an open space - the former yard - and with the need to create suitable conditions for the exhibition of other cultural goods, in particular the Mural painting “Plastic Exercise”, by the Mexican artist David Alfaro Siqueiros. A soft fold of the glazed roof resolves the public access, establishing a particular continuity with the city.

Courtesy of B4FS
Courtesy of B4FS

This work will be integrated with the surroundings of the Bicentenary Cultural Center - In the former Post & Telegraphs Palace- creating a major “cultural corridor” between the river- front and the recently refurnished district of Puerto Madero. A linear park will bring out the Seat of the National Government and will provide new life to one of the most significant historic and political sites, thus successfully translating the Nation´s heritage into the future.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan
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allisonz · September 05, 2013

what kind of rood do you like for example

Croco Dile · September 02, 2013

Great interior space, but the visible part of that roof I don't like at all.


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