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  7. Carreras Múgica Contemporary Art Gallery / Estudio Herreros

Carreras Múgica Contemporary Art Gallery / Estudio Herreros

  • 05:00 - 13 August, 2015
Carreras Múgica Contemporary Art Gallery / Estudio Herreros
Carreras Múgica Contemporary Art Gallery / Estudio Herreros, © Adrià Goulà
© Adrià Goulà

© Adrià Goulà  © Adrià Goulà  © Adrià Goulà  © Adrià Goulà  + 15

  • Project Directors

    Juan Herreros, Jens Richter
  • Project Manager

    José Baldó
  • Project Team

    Carmen Antón, María Franco, Abraham Piñate, Víctor Lacima, Leonardo Tamargo
  • Local Architect

    E2 Arquitectura, Germán Hurtado
  • Structures

    Eduardo Barrón
  • Lighting

    Antón Amann
  • Main Contractor

    Eizategui
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Adrià Goulà
© Adrià Goulà

Text description provided by the architects. A former warehouse occupies the heart of a housing block in the centre of Bilbao. The access leads through a tunnel that crosses the residential grid. Around a grand central exhibition hall that forms the heart of the program the auxiliary spaces like storage, administration, artwork handling, meeting room, experimentation and services are distributed.

© Adrià Goulà
© Adrià Goulà

The architecture leans on few materials – the fair faced concrete structure, continuous industrial floors, White walls levitating over recessed skirtings, a few pieces of furniture – to build the elemental ingredients of an exhibition space –floors, walls and ceilings- leaving it to the artworks to define it.

© Adrià Goulà
© Adrià Goulà

Both natural and artificial light build the space, both rigorously adapted to each exhibition and the scenographic argument responsible for the specific personality of the project.

© Adrià Goulà
© Adrià Goulà
Section KK
Section KK
© Adrià Goulà
© Adrià Goulà

Lines of fluorescent light, the reinterpretation of the original system of skylights that are building a new industrial landscape on the roof, are enlacing the past with the future of a surprising place.

© Adrià Goulà
© Adrià Goulà

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Cite: "Carreras Múgica Contemporary Art Gallery / Estudio Herreros" 13 Aug 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/771716/carreras-mugica-contemporary-art-gallery-estudio-herreros/> ISSN 0719-8884