Viviendas en Toulouse / Mateo Arquitectura

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Architects: Mateo Arquitectura
Location: , France
Architect In Charge:
Area: 13,628 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Adrià Goula

Film Theatre of Catalonia / Mateo Arquitectura

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Architects: Mateo Arquitectura
Location: Catalonia,
Architect In Charge: Josep Lluís Mateo
Area: 7,515 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Adrià Goula

Prague National Gallery Entrance Hall / Mateo Arquitectura

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Architects: Mateo Arquitectura
Location: Hradcanske Square, , Czech Republic
Author:
Area: 1,500 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Adrià Goula

‘Panta Rhei’ Exhibition / Mateo Arquitectura

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On view until this Saturday, April 13th, at the Galerie d’Architecture in , the ‘Panta Rhei’ exhibition by  of Mateo Arquitectura is a tour through time: the past, present and future of the practice’s work. Highlighting projects, materials and moments that tend to be concealed from view, their ‘everything flows’ themed exhibit forms part of the agency’s praxis. Mateo displays how the present leads us to the future, and projects that are already being transported to reality. Also, the present of that which is clearly finished, and a trace of the past that has brought us to this point. An exhibition allows us to salvage, for a moment, materials produced in different contexts, to support ideas, explain stories or understand a world. For more information, please visit here. More images of the exhibition can be viewed after the break.

Lascaux IV: International Cave Painting Center Competition Entry / Mateo Arquitectura

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Designed by Mateo Arquitectura, the proposal for the Lascaux IV: International Cave Painting Center competition speaks to us of its history and woven of enigmas that humankind seeks to solve. It tells us that there are individuals who think, who prove, who suppose and interpret. Right beside, their virtual doubles welcome us in small theatres sunk into the ground, facing the hill. The gentle slope of the entryway leads you to a space of darkness, which awakens a unique experience. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Leipzig Freedom and Unity Memorial Competition Entry / Mateo Arquitectura

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Designed by Mateo Arquitectura, the purpose of the Freedom and Unity Memorial is to commemorate the “Peaceful Revolution” of 1989 that made a decisive place for the fall of the Berlin wall with the construction of this monument. The memory they aim to commemorate is that of a peaceful mass change, with no hierarchies, that we see in historic photos as points of light, changing like a surging sea. Formally and conceptually, the architects decided that their intervention here should address surface rather than volume; it should be horizontal rather than vertical. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Masterplan for Nice Grand Arénas / Josep Lluís Mateo

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Josep Lluís Mateo, of Mateo Arquitectura, recently presented his masterplan for the Pôle Multimodal -Aéroport quartier d’affairs Grand Arénas which imagines a city of the future. His brief description and a video can be viewed after the break.

Lyon Confluence – Îlot P / Mateo Arquitectura & Dominique Perrault Arquitecture

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Last September, Mateo Arquitectura, together with the French practice Dominique Perrault Architecture, presented a proposal for the project to urbanize Îlot P in Confluence, to the south of the city of which was recently named as a finalist. This competition forms part of the process of urban remodeling being conducted throughout the Confluence area with the aim of leaving behind its industrial past. The project involved the urban development of a city block (Ilôt P), including housing, commercial areas and offices (laid out in two buildings), and landscaping. More images and project description after the break.

New Film Theatre of Catalonia / Mateo Arquitectura

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Architects:  Mateo Arquitetura /
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Client: ICIC (Institut Català de les Indústries Culturals)
Structural Engineering: BOMA, Agustí Obiol
Installations Engineering: Grupo JG
Project Area: 7,515 sqm
Photographs: Adrià Goula

In Progress: Prague National Gallery Entrance Hall / Mateo Arquitectura

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Architects: Mateo Arquitectura / Josep Lluís Mateo
Location: ,
Project Year: In Progress
Project Area: 1,500 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Mateo Arquitectura

After winning the Restricted Competition in 2004 the construction of the new central access to the National Gallery in Prague began in late 2009 and works are ongoing, it will be completed by the end of this year.

Video: PGGM Headquarter / Mateo Arquitectura

Mateo Arquitectura just sent us a of the PGGM Headquarter building we recently featured. If offers some splendid imagery of the design. Check it out.

PGGM Headquarters / Mateo Arquitectura

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Architects: Mateo Arquitectura / Josep Lluís Mateo
Location: , The Netherlands
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 25.000 sqm (Offices), 25.000 sqm (Parking Space)
Photographs: Adriá Goula

El Ninot Market Remodeling / Mateo Arquitectura

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Mateo Arquitectura was awarded first prize in the public competition for the redesign of El Ninot Market in , . El Ninot market plays a key role in ’s food distribution network and is positioned accordingly, with a strategic central location. This winning proposal aims to maintain the existing facility and its intrinsic history while equipping it with contemporary services that keep its relevance in todays culture alive.

More on this project after the break.

The Factory / Mateo Arquitectura

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Architects: Mateo Arquitectura / Josep Lluis Mateo
Location: ZAC Ile Seguin, Rives de Seine,
Technical Project Manager: SNC LAVALIN
Coordinating Architect: Patrick Chavanne
Landscape: D’ici-la
Site Area: 3,000 sqm
Project Area: 17,300 sqm
Budget: 37, 8 million euros
Project Year: 2008-2010
Photographs: Adrià Goula

In Progress: Film Theatre of Catalonia / Mateo Arquitectura

Currently under construction, the Film Theatre of is a new building for the Cinematheque of Catalunya in the Raval, Barcelona. won first prize in 2004 for their design proposal and they were kind enough to share their construction photographs with us.  Follow the break for more photographs and an extract of the meeting between Josep Lluís Mateo and José Luis Guerín about the Raval district in Barcelona.

Architects: Mateo Arquitectura
Location: Raval, Barcelona
Client: Generalitat de Catalunya
Project Area: 7,515 sqm
Photographs: Adrià Goula

In Progress: PGGM Headquarters / Mateo Arquitectura

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Architects: Josep Lluís Mateo / Mateo Arquitectura
Location: , Utrecht, The Netherlands
Project Leaders: Markus Lauber, Till von Mackensen
Project Area: 25,000 sqm offices, 25,000 sqm car park
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Adrià Goula

Place de la République / Mateo Arquitectura

Josep Lluis Mateo / Mateo Arquitectura shared with us their entry for the restricted competition for the Place de la République in , .

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Banc Sabadell Access Hall / Mateo Arquitectura

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Architect: Josep Lluís Mateo
Location: , Spain
Project and site supervisor: Ismael Heras
MAP Arquitectos team: Mariana Castro, Sara Cardoso, Miriam Moreno
Structure: Agustí Obiol, BOMA
Contractor: G56
Project Year: 2006-2007
Photographs: Pedro Pegenaute, Beat Marugg