Occidens Museum / Vaillo + Irigaray

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Pamplona, Spain
  • Architect In Charge: Antonio Vaíllo, Juan L. Irigaray, Daniel Galar, Josecho Vélaz
  • Collaborators: Felipe Pou, Javier Gil, Iñigo Beguiristain, Ángel Álvarez, Oscar Martínez, Eva Fernández
  • Lighting Elements: IRAGO
  • Metalworks: Goyo Larumbe, LARUMBE
  • City: Pamplona
  • Country: Spain
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© Rubén Pérez Bescós

Text description provided by the architects. Occidens museum takes place into the Pamplona’s cathedral complex, crossing various spaces of different times: archaeological excavations II c fC-VIIIc aC, Romanesque palace, XI c, Archbishop's Palace XII c, and the gothic constructions of the Archdeacon palace of the XIV-XVI c.

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The Museum is conceived as a narrative project closer to a cinematographic discipline than to the conventional schemes of the museum through a discourse deployed through different frames and different reading levels: signs, images, objects, sounds, text, projections, codes, smells and atmospheres…

Occidens Museum / Vaillo + Irigaray - Brick, Windows, Facade
© Rubén Pérez Bescós

The project enhances the relationship between content-continent, between architecture and art works by devising different atmospheres appropriate to each time and each space.

Occidens Museum / Vaillo + Irigaray - Arch, Arcade
© Rubén Pérez Bescós

The unity of the museum –composed of architectures of different times- is achieved by using a carpet of steel that meanders through the various rooms of millenarian architectures floating between archaic atmospheres without touching the footprints of the past, giving unity to the whole exhibition.

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© Rubén Pérez Bescós

The project is implemented by a single resource: a carpet of steel that works as a guiding thread of the whole exhibitions its, without touching, winding through the different rooms from different times. A single resource, flexible and ambivalent, is able to realize its potential to generating an iconography able to provide homogeneity to an uneven set in time and space.

A black steel plate 1 cm thick is bent and drilled to become gangway, pavement, bench, lamp, exhibitor… the drilled text sexplain while lighting, guiding and giving content to the travel...

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Address:Calle Navarrería, 39, 31001 Pamplona, Navarre, Spain

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Cite: "Occidens Museum / Vaillo + Irigaray" 12 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/398449/occidens-museum-vaillo-irigaray> ISSN 0719-8884

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