Architects : Marta Mendonça & Gonzalo Galindo Collaborators : Bernard Brennan, Lieselotte Huygue, Oana Radu, Ema Correia, Ana Lestienne, 3D Images : Radu Benea Client : Ayuntamiento de Puente Génave Programme : Musée d’art contemporain Area : 1700 m² Budget : 3 M euros HT Date : 2010 Status: Competition
The site chosen for the new museum Santiago Ydáñez is part of our intention to increase the allure of downtown Puente de Génave.
Located between the old urban zone and the new BIA Vicariate, the museum is a point of visual articulation and is a symbolic link between the two parts of the city. Like a jewel set in a landscape of exceptional beauty which can be enjoyed through its woven facade, it also appears as a point of reference that was considered the focal point of two paths at different scales.
The new pedestrian route to the new museum is “a way of outdoor art”, an umbilical cord between the people and the cultural heart of the city. This is reinforced by municipal policy to facilitate public access to culture and to promote people to a national and international level, through an attractive, open and iconic cultural institution.