National Museum of Science and Technology in La Coruña \ aceboXalonso

• April 21, 2012

This building is the result of a first prize in an open international competition in order to develop two different buildings on one plot. Mixing both programs into a single shape we obtained an strange concrete tree-like shape that contains in its interior the Dance School, and the surrounding space becomes a Museum. Later, this double program was changed and refurbished as National Museum of Science and Technology using the whole area.

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National Museum of Science and Technology, image courtesy aceboXalonso | Photo by Marcela Grassi

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National Museum of Science and Technology, image courtesy aceboXalonso | Photo by Santos Diez

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National Museum of Science and Technology, image courtesy aceboXalonso | Photo by Marcela Grassi

That concrete shape, with massive slabs and big girder walls, rests on a metallic structure very atomized, perimetral, that adopts a character of mesh in order that the natural light expresses the weight of the interior volume. The texture of the museum conforms exclusively for printed glass and concrete made with natural wood form. For the ceiling, 1000 acoustical cylinders hide the technical floor while stablish an spatial reference to the whole.

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National Museum of Science and Technology, image courtesy aceboXalonso | Photo by Marcela Grassi

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National Museum of Science and Technology, image courtesy aceboXalonso | Photo by Santos Diez

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National Museum of Science and Technology, image courtesy aceboXalonso | Photo by Marcela Grassi

Check it out here for presentation of video animation for this project by 24studio.

+ Project facts

Arts centre in A Coruna (National Museum of Science and Technology in La Coruña)
A Coruna, Spain

Architects and Works directors: Ángel Alonso y Victoria Acebo
Office: aceboxalonso | www.aceboxalonso.blogspot.com

Competition: 2001
Works starts: 2003
End date: December 2006

Client: Excma. Diputación de a Coruña

Collaborators (competition):
Covadonga Martinez-Peñalver
Michael Krueger

Collaborators (Project):
Carlos Jiménez
Alejandro Prieto
Malte Eglinger
Nuria Muruais. Arquitecto
Alexandra Rebelo
Jacok Seyboth
Carlos Coscollano. Arquitecto técnico.

Models:
Michael Rabold
Jens Rapp

Structural engineer: NB 35- Alejandro Bernabeu
Mechanical engineer: JG ingenieros

Works direction collaborators:
Fernando Cebrián. Architect
José Yánez. Technical architect

Construction:
OHL Galicia
Arturo Lombera
Ricardo Buján

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National Museum of Science and Technology - Section, drawing courtesy aceboXalonso

+ All images and drawings courtesy aceboXalonso

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