City Museum / Canvas Arquitectos

City Museum / Canvas Arquitectos

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Salamanca, Spain
  • Architects: Canvas Arquitectos: Canvas Arquitectos - Juan Vicente - Pablo Núñez - Pablo Redero Gómez
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2006
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Santiago Santos


City Museum / Canvas Arquitectos - Image 7 of 16
© Santiago Santos

The development of this project marked the start of the recovery of the first inhabited area of the city of Salamanca and has allowed to stop environmental degradation by restoring the secular road layout. Following the agreement with owners in a complex and lengthy operation of urban land subdivision has allowed the construction on the remains of the old Convent of San Vicente of a center for research, conservation, exhibition and public dissemination of the many important remains behind in the environment. This center, like the Archaeological Museum seeks recreation and presentation of historical remains, and simultaneously provide showrooms and / or teaching.

The exhibition space built corresponds to part of the trace of the old Convent of San Vicente on which they have undertaken the following actions:

- Discovery and design of two wings of the cloister and part of it, they are seen in warehouses, floors and original walls of the Convent of San Vicente, and scattered remains of the protohistoric town.

- Close and cover of two of the wings of the cloister with a neat wood and metal structure that rests on the remains of pre-existing walls.

City Museum / Canvas Arquitectos - Beam, Column
© Santiago Santos

- Construction of a series of walkways and platforms supported by the layout of the original building's walls allow a series of tours for contemplating the remains.

1st floor plan

In a second phase has been completed the museologic and museographic projects, giving the building a series of exhibition content, which together with the continent itself represent a journey through the history of the City. It has already completed the first phase of the archaeological park after the move to public ownership of the property, has demolished the Spanish-American College, which occupied part of the archaeological remains, which has allowed the first excavations of an extensive and intensive to allow further exposure within the building.

City Museum / Canvas Arquitectos - Windows
© Santiago Santos

It has made the excavation and exposure of an area of great archaeological value that shows different structures of occupation and huts, it has been arranged on lightweight protection that must be surmounted and supplemented for better performance.

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Address:Salamanca, Spain

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Cite: "City Museum / Canvas Arquitectos" 16 Apr 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

© Santiago Santos

City Museum / Canvas Arquitectos

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