(023) ZAMORA MUSEUM. 1992-1996

(023) ZAMORA MUSEUM. 1992-1996

Outside the city, and beneath the overhang of the wall facing the Douro River, the museum presents itself as a chest containing the memory of the city. The museum is a stone cube where a family of skylights, all with the same section, define different spaces through its various positions, heights and orientations. The museum is organized as a tour through the remains of history; a tour which takes a Celtiberian votive tombstone exhibited in the museum as its formal reference.

DATA SHEET. Location: Plaza de Santa Lucía, Zamora, Spain. Architects: Luis M. Mansilla, Emilio Tuñón. Client: Ministerio de Cultura. Collaborators: Andrés Regueiro, María Linares, Fernando García-Pino, Josefa Blanco, María Ochoa. Main consultings: J.G. Asociados, Alfonso Gómez Gaite. Graphic design: gráfica futura. Quantity surveyor: Santiago Hernán, Juan Carlos Corona. Dates: 1992-1996. Gross floor area: 3,000 m². Main Contractor: FCC S.A. Photography: Luis Asín.
AWARDS. Architteti Centro Cultural de Belem (1996), Fundación CEOE (1997), Special mention Premio de Arquitectura Española (1997), Finalist IBERFAD (1997), Finalist IV BEAU (1997), Finalist Mies Van der Rohe Award (1997).