venezuelan architect cruz criollo has proposed the ‘maac – museum of alternative art at calahonda’ for the costa del sprawl competition. the scheme responded to the open contest held by estudioesse that asked participants to rearrange an abandoned structure located at the edge of costa del sol in spain. the result is an urban activator and a promoter of culture-based tourism in this area.
the competition asked participants to rearrange an abandoned structure located at the edge of costa del sol in spain
cruz criollo’s project is based on two basic premises; the first is to conserve the entire existing structure, taking advantage of the already occurring spatiality. the second is the conversion of this space with a domestic scale to one to one that doubles its height thanks to the addition of a lightweight cover that allows a different perception while maintaining natural illumination as a fundamental resource. the museum is conceived as a multifunctional space, adaptable to possible cultural and recreation uses that the community and its environment deem necessary.
the proposal takes advantage of the existing spatiality
the concept doubles the height of the ceiling and adds a glass canopy for natural illumination
edited by: juliana neira | designboom