(039) ROYAL COLLECTIONS. 2002-2015

(039) ROYAL COLLECTIONS. 2002-2015

The Royal Collections Museum rests on two basic urban planning principles: the museum is part of the natural-artificial landscape of the western ‘cornice’ of Madrid while also preserving the open, public character of La Almudena Square. The Royal Collections Museum extends the plinth of the Royal Palace, constructing a linear space that follows the traces of the Palace itself. The three exhibition levels hold three differentiated collections: tapestries, paintings and carriages. Each of these exhibition levels is organized in the manner of a 120 meters long and 16 meters wide pavilion.

DATA SHEET. Location: Palacio Real, Madrid, Spain. Architects: Luis M. Mansilla, Emilio Tuñón. Client: Patrimonio Nacional. Collaborators: Carlos Brage, Rubén Arend, Andrés Regueiro, Clara Moneo, Teresa Cruz, Bárbara Silva, Jaime Gimeno, Stefania Previati, David Nadal, Oscar F. Aguayo, Carlos Martinez de Albornoz, Asa Nakano, Coco Castillón, Javier González Galán, Mila Moskalenko, Matilde Peralta. Main consultings: J.G. Asociados, Alfonso Gómez Gaite. Technical assistance: INTEMAC (Roberto Barrios I.C.C. y P.). Quantity Surveyors: Santiago Hernán, Luis Baena. Dates: 2002-2015. Gross floor area: 50,000 m². Main Contractor: FCC S.A., Dragados. Photography: Luis Asín.
AWARDS. First prize international competition (2002). XIII BEAU Award of Heritage and Transformation (2016). X BIAU (Bienal Iberoamerican of Architecture and Urbanism) Award (2016). Piedras de Arte Award of Arquitectura con Eñe (2016). First Prize COAM Awards (2016). Selected Mies Van der Rohe Award (2017). First Prize ENOR Awards (2017). BigMat National Award (2017). Finalist BigMat international Award (2017). FAD Award for Architecture (2017). Spanish Architecture Award of CSCAE (2017). American Architecture Prize, AAP (2017).