(050) MUSAC. 2001-2004

(050) MUSAC. 2001-2004

MUSAC is a new space for culture that visualises the connections between man and nature. MUSAC draws the scenario for art with the same optimistic attitude used by the Roman land surveyors to sketch their cities in the landscape. The building consists of a set cluster of autonomous rooms that hosts exhibitions of differing sizes and types. Each of the jaggedly shaped rooms constructs a continuous yet spatially differentiated area. Outside, the public space takes on a concave shape embraced by large colored glass, which pays homage to the Cathedral of Leon as a place of relationship between people and the city.

DATA SHEET. Location: Avenida de los Reyes Leoneses, León, Spain. Architects: Luis M. Mansilla, Emilio Tuñón. Client: Gesturcal S.A., Junta de Castilla y León. Collaborators: Andrés Regueiro, Luis Díaz-Mauriño, Ainoa Prats, Jaime Gimeno, Matilde Peralta, Clara Moneo, Teresa Cruz, Oscar F. Aguayo, Gregory Peñate, Katrien Vertenten, Ricardo Lorenzana. Main consultings: J.G. Asociados, Alfonso Gómez Gaite. Quantity surveyors: Arcadio Conde, Santiago Hernán, Juan Carlos Corona. Dates: 2001-2004. Main contractor: Musac de León UTE (FCC S.A./Teconsa). Gross floor area: 10,000 m². Photography: Luis Asín.
AWARDS. Finalist VIII BEAU (2005). ENOR Castilla y León (2005). Gran premio ENOR (2005). Mies Van der Rohe AWARD (2007).