Museum Santiago Ydáñez, Puente de Génave Building

Museo Santiago Ydáñez, Puente de Génave Architecture, Spanish Museum Building

Museum Santiago Ydáñez, Spain : Puente de Génave Building

Spanish Museum Proposal – design by Matteo Cainer Architects

19 Feb 2012

Santiago Ydáñez Museum

Design: Matteo Cainer Architects Ltd

Location: Puente de Génave, España

Project Description

The fractured tectonic of the Santiago Ydañez Museum, in the town of Puente de Génave expresses the relationship between the work of the artists, the site and the building program. Conceptually a jazz improvisation, the intersection of the integrated and sculpted grids is conceived as a musical rhythm where the new museum becomes a reactive and interactive part of its landscaped setting.

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The artists’ expressive and forceful works are represented through a ‘dance of loose gestures’, and the new museum represents the musicality and juxtaposition of these gestures. As the artist discovers that repetitive motion can evolve into improvisation, the architectural language introduces three constituents of jazz music, rhythm, proportion and improvisation, to construct a tense, concentrated and unexpected ensemble.

The inherent properties of jazz music and its inventiveness are translated into an apparently fragmented architecture, offering a series of fluid architectural connections, where spaces are designed to be reconstructed and continually reinvented. The intersection of circulation spaces become interconnected impromptu meeting spaces. Here, cross-axial views and physical connections provide opportunities for unexpected relationships, platforms for improvisation and workshops that become centres for knowledge and its dissipation. The museum is no longer a static and mute repository.

The main volume that houses the permanent collection, cantilevered over the entrance as a dynamic portal, represents the artists’ desire to provide an engagement in his work. With energetic monumentality, the gallery reaches out and connects to the fabric of the city with its bold architectural identity.

To encourage permeability, public functions are distributed across the entire site. Glimpses of the tranquil interior and the landscaped setting are framed through visual corridors from the city, and the agitated and fragmented architectural form of the new museum becomes a cultural and social landmark for contemporary art.

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Museum Santiago Ydáñez – Building Information

Architect: Matteo Cainer Architects Ltd
Location: Puente de Génave, Spain
Use: Museum of Contemporary Art Santiago Ydáñez
Client: Ayuntamiento de Puente De Génave
Total floor area: 4,600 sqm

Museum Santiago Ydáñez images / information from Matteo Cainer Architects Ltd

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