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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

ABC Museum in Madrid, Spain by ARANGUREN & GALLEGOS ARQUITECTOS SL

 
July 5th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: ARANGUREN & GALLEGOS ARQUITECTOS SL

“Architecture is a mixture of NOSTALGIA and ANTICIPATION, the co-existence of history and vanguard”. (JEAN BAUDRILLARD)

The new Drawing and Illustration Centre of ABC appears with the will to become an artistic reference at an international level and also a symbol of the cultural offer in Madrid. Its installation in the building of the old factory in Calle Amaniel, must respond to an intervention that is appropriate for a historical building, without renouncing to express its contemporanean centre nature with a wide cultural and artistic offer linked to the most avant-garde institutions within our context.

Images Courtesy JESÚS GRANADA

  • ARCHITECT: ARANGUREN & GALLEGOS ARQUITECTOS SL
  • NAME OF PROJECT: ABC MUSEUM
  • LOCATION: C/ AMANIEL 29-31. MADRID, SPAIN
  • CLIENT: GRUPO VOCENTO
  • CONSTRUCTOR: CONSTRUCCIONES LA ROSALEDA, EFCAL (INSTALACIONES)
  • BUILD COST: 3.681.606,84
  • PHOTOGRAPHER: JESÚS GRANADA, MANOLO YLLERA
  • Software used: Autocad, Photoshop, and Sketchup

Interior View (Images Courtesy JESÚS GRANADA)

  • AUTHORS: MARIA JOSÉ ARANGUREN LÓPEZ, JOSÉ GONZÁLEZ GALLEGOS
  • PROJECT: MUSEUM ABC. ILLUSTRATION AND DESIGN CENTER
  • ARCHITECTS: ARTURO ALBERQUILLA RODRÍGUEZ, PABLO ARANGUREN LÓPEZ, LUIS BURRIEL BIELZA, PABLO FERNÁNDEZ LEWICKI, SIMÓN FRANCÉS MARTÍNEZ, MÓNICA FRESNO FERNÁNDEZ, BLANCA JUANES JUANES, ROBERTO ORTIZ DE LANDÁZURI MONAGAS, JOSÉ ANTONIO RODRÍGUEZ CASAS, JOSÉ ANTONIO TALLÓN IGLESIAS
  • TECHNICAL ARCHITECT: JACOBO ARENAL FRÍAS
  • STRUCTURE: VALLADARES INGENIERIA
  • INSTALLATIONS: VALLADARES INGENIERIA
  • CONSTRUCTION PERIOD:
  • STARTS: MAY 2007
  • ENDS: JULY 2010
  • GROSS FLOOR RATIO: 3.412,50m2

Stairs (Images Courtesy JESÚS GRANADA)

The current building provides access from two streets, connecting these with an internal patio. One of these accesses is currently offered under a one-floor high, longitudinal building body closing the internal patio towards the street.

Side View (Images Courtesy JESÚS GRANADA)

The main doors for access to the new ABC Centre are considered on this front. The aforementioned longitudinal body is restructured for this, as a large translucent glass “beam” that works as the lintel of a gap for passage to the internal patio. The cafeteria will be housed inside this, with the basement floor of the new centre receiving light through a glass floor for access to the patio.

Images Courtesy JESÚS GRANADA

In order to create a space or “atrium” for the new institution, allowing it to express its contemporanean and modern character, the solution presented proposes using the internal patio for this space as a lobby for access to the building, becoming the waiting area before entering.

Interior View (Images Courtesy JESÚS GRANADA)

The architectural mechanism used to obtain the aim stated is based on the creation of a “tensioned vacuum”, a “spatial dihedron” formed by the horizontal plane of the floor of the patio and the vertical plane of the internal façade of the old factory.

Interior View (Images Courtesy JESÚS GRANADA)

Both planes will be built with the same material, blue annealed steel in a matt grey shade, and both presenting similar triangular gaps, supplying the light inside the spaces served by these. This generates the “weightlessness” between that which is real, imaginary and symbolic.

Entrance (Images Courtesy JESÚS GRANADA)

As a “large magnet” it will attract and transport us, with a certain power of seduction, towards the inside of the new institution, causing combined curiosity, anxiety and pleasure when visiting it. Building at any time a space with a definite scenographic character does not mean renouncing to dosing the feelings caused in order to mark the identity of the new centre.

Interior View (Images Courtesy JESÚS GRANADA)

The last operation in the external part of the set, consists in creating a “bar of light” over the roof of the old factory. The construction of this intends to provide spaces to house the machinery of the installations, currently located there, to house a well-lit work and reading area   over the city and to identify the ABC Foundation as a new “torch in the city” at the Conde Duque centre.

Interior View (Images Courtesy ARANGUREN & GALLEGOS)

Interior View (Images Courtesy MANOLO YLLERA)

Interior View (Images Courtesy MANOLO YLLERA)

Interior View (Images Courtesy MANOLO YLLERA)

Interior View (Images Courtesy MANOLO YLLERA)

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2 Responses to “ABC Museum in Madrid, Spain by ARANGUREN & GALLEGOS ARQUITECTOS SL”

  1. und losverdienen says:

    Generally I don’t learn article on blogs, but I would like to say that this write-up very forced me to check out and do so! Your writing style has been amazed me. Thank you, quite nice post.

  2. said says:

    HI everyone,
    i hope you all donig good. i need ABC museum in autocad file and sketch up if it is possible.

    best wishes,

    said alrawahi

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