(061) CANTABRIA MUSEUM. 2003

(061) CANTABRIA MUSEUM. 2003

The Museum of Cantabria builds an artificial geography. The cluster is configured from a regular web of irregular trapezes that permit the diversification of spaces using an open system of large lucarnes. The museum is organized around a public reception space that adopts a concave shape to hold activities and meetings. The main lobby connects the public uses with the lobbies of the two museums that are laid out on two differentiated levels: the lower level houses the Archeological and History Museum while the upper level holds the Art Museum.

DATA SHEET. Location: Vaguada de las Llamas, Santander, Spain. Architects: Luis M. Mansilla, Emilio Tuñón. Client: Gobierno de Cantabria. Collaborators: Luis Díaz-Mauriño, María Langarita, Ana del Arenal, Andrés Regueiro, Ainoa Prats, Catherine Cotting, João Esteves, Ricardo Lorenzana, Luis Úrculo. Main consultings: J.G. Asociados, Alfonso Gómez Gaite. Date: 2003. Gross floor area: 20,000 m².
AWARDS. Competition first prize.