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National Museum of Underwater Archaeology / Vázquez Consuegra

National Museum of Underwater Archaeology / Vázquez Consuegra

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

Museum  · 
Cartagena, Spain
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Estudio Vazquez Consuegra
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2008

Text description provided by the architects. 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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Address: Cartagena, Murcia, Spain

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Cite: "National Museum of Underwater Archaeology / Vázquez Consuegra" 24 Oct 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/83195/national-museum-of-underwater-archaeology-estudio-vasquez-consuegra/> ISSN 0719-8884
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© Duccio Malagamba & David Frutos

国家水下考古博物馆 / Estudio Vazquez Consuegra

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