Prado Museum Extension (Stage 2)



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    We immersed ourselves in the development of the proposal and strengthened the decisions that brought us to be among the ones selected for the second phase of the competition.

    Our performance recovers the cloister for the city, leaving it exempt, as a protagonist and a landmark of the collective memory of the Jerónimos neighborhood. In the geometrical center of the cloister we set up a cubical glass skylight providing natural light to the two floors intended for the exhibitions, in the manner of the classical temples. Also, at night the urban environment is illuminated by the artificial light coming from the interior.

    Key Facts

    Prado Museum Extension (Stage 2). 1998

    Client: Ministry of Culture
    Architects: Rafael Olalquiaga SorianoDionisio Hernández Gil
    Location: Madrid, Spain
    Purpose: Museum
    Built Area: 16.500,00 m2
    Budget: 19.000.000,00 €
    Structural Engineer: Javier Rui Wamba, Ingeniero de Caminos. ESTEYCO
    Mechanical Engineer: JG Ingenieros
    Models: Juan de Dios HernándezJesús Rey
    Photography: Aurofoto (Federico López)
    Collaborators: Ana Espinosa, Alvaro Moreno, Pablo Olalquiaga

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