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National Museum of Underwater Archaeology / Estudio Vazquez Consuegra

  • 01:00 - 24 October, 2010
National Museum of Underwater Archaeology / Estudio Vazquez Consuegra
National Museum of Underwater Archaeology / Estudio Vazquez Consuegra, © Duccio Malagamba & David Frutos
© Duccio Malagamba & David Frutos

© Duccio Malagamba & David Frutos © Duccio Malagamba & David Frutos © Duccio Malagamba & David Frutos © Duccio Malagamba & David Frutos +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Cartagena, Murcia, Spain
  • Architects

    Estudio Vazquez Consuegra
  • Project Architect

    Guillermo Vázquez Consuegra
  • Technical Architects

    Marcos Vázquez Consuegra and Mariano García
  • Collaborators

    Pedro Díaz, Harald Schönegger, Pedro Caro, Fernando Burgos, Joaquín Amaya (Documentation) Miguel Chaves, Francisco Calvo, Eduardo Melero and Jeff Geisinger
  • Structure

    NB-35, S.L./J. Jiménez Cañas, Ingeniero C.C. y P.
  • Services

    Insur-JG, S.L.
  • Models

    Talleres Vázquez, Juan de Dios Hernández and Jesús Rey
  • Budget

    11,458,000 €
  • Area

    6012.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

From the architect. The building emerges to the surface as two elements: The National Centre and the large lantern skylight of the excavated volume of the Museum. Between the two, a wide ramp descends, bringing the visitor into the interior of the museum. The experience of entering is perceived as a metaphor of submersion into the ocean. The long, opaque, prismatic volume of the National Centre is located adjacent to the road which runs in front of the city walls and is aligned parallel to the edge of the quay. The other volume; broken, angular and more transparent, adopts a geometry that permits it to accommodate between the two volumes a type of plaza over the quay, the entrance to the building, a waiting room for the Museum, an open air public exhibition space from which it is possible to perceive through the lantern of the museum, some of the objects on display inside.

© Duccio Malagamba & David Frutos
© Duccio Malagamba & David Frutos

The name of the Museum, written in enormous letters, runs the length of a canvas of coloured concrete that constitutes the interior facade of the Centre, evoking, in their design, the condition of a volume emerging, of the submerged Museum.

© Duccio Malagamba & David Frutos
© Duccio Malagamba & David Frutos
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Emily Jane Davies · January 09, 2012

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mona · June 01, 2011

like it. this project very helply to me.

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Alberto Rigau · November 26, 2010

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suprio · October 25, 2010

love this project - had seen it in an ELcroquis long long back - and evenb at the time i was taken by the powerful drawings and the fantastic competitions drawings and models. am so glad it is finally built!

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PHILIPPE · October 25, 2010

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