(033) CASTELLÓN MUSEUM. 1997-2000

(033) CASTELLÓN MUSEUM. 1997-2000

The Castellon Museum of Fine Arts is organized around the gardened cloister of the former Serra Espadá School. The program is divided into four main areas: public, semi-public, work and storage. These areas, in turn, are organized in three clearly differentiated constructions. The building that houses the rooms is a stack of stories of the same dimensions, creating a diagonal double-height space that runs all through the building volume. The museum is built with white concrete structure and the facade is made of recycled cast aluminium panels.

DATA SHEET. Location: Avenida de los Hermanos Bou, Castellón, Spain. Architects: Luis M. Mansilla, Emilio Tuñón. Client: Castellón Cultural S.A. Collaborators: Andrés Regueiro, Clara Moneo, Matilde Peralta, María Linares, Jaime Prior, Andrés Rojo, Félix Larragueta, David Nadal, Fernando García-Pino, Jaime Gimeno, Katrien Vertenten, Gregory Peñate, Oscar F. Aguayo. Main consultings: J.G. Asociados, Alfonso Gómez Gaite. Graphic design: gráfica futura. Construction management: Luis M. Mansilla, Emilio Tuñón y Jaime Prior. Quantity Surveyors: Santiago Hernán, J. Carlos Corona. Dates: 1997-2000. Gross floor area: 12,000 m². Main Contractor: FCC S.A. Photography: Luis Asín.
AWARDS. First prize international competition. Finalist VI BEAU (2001). Finalist III BIAU (2002). Finalist Mies Van der Rohe (2001). FAD (2001). Obra Excelente FCC (2001).