‘the new contemporary art museum’ in buenos aires by prechteck
austrian architecture studio prechteck has proposed a concept plan for the [AC-CA] competition that deals with the revitalization
of puerto madero and development of the new contemporary art museum in buenos aires, argentina. the design of the building draws
influence from contextual associations like waves of the waterfront, or setting sail for the fragata sarmiento, where viewpoints of
the main parameter are highlighted.
a new horizontal layer known as the ‘art carpet’ extends calatrava’s puente de la mujer and connects it to the surrounding areas of the
shore and the parking lots in the west. as the landform slopes up, it envelopes information shops and delivery areas, extending the
urban fabric into the lobby of the building. the motions of tango and rhythmic movements of the argentinean culture are integrated
as key components for creating a key parameter for the circulation system inside the museum.
a diagonal steel framework connects the facade of the H-beams to the main structure, allowing for a loading dock facing the main street, where storage
and plant rooms on the lower floors can be completely closed off to a separate secure area. the incorporation of an aluminum louver system provides
insulation from the sun and underlines its different elevations with a textile impression of the museum. a park/cafe/restaurant area and multipurpose
space for special cultural occasions is placed 54m above ground to offer a spectacular view over puerto madero, therefore transforming the structure
into an iconic cultural center for buenos aires.
section with 4 galleries and inbetween spaces
the museum as a dance
diagram view and circulation