estudio carme pinós elevates angular caixaforum zaragoza
 
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jul 08, 2014

estudio carme pinós elevates angular caixaforum zaragoza

caixaforum in zaragoza by estudio carme pinós is envisioned as a small city, capable of generating a diverse range of dynamic and connected public spaces. forming a local landmark for the spanish region, the museum and cultural center is raised above the ground, appearing as a sculpture within the vast plaza.

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the design is envisioned as a small city, capable of generating a diverse range of public spaces
image by ricardo santonja (also main image)

 

 

two suspended halls are oriented to face each other, adjoined by escalators that take guests on a tangible journey through the complex. a restaurant and coffee shop are positioned at the uppermost storey, providing expansive views towards the city center, while an external terrace frames zaragoza’s 2008 expo site. below the elevated halls, a semi-underground public garden serves as the exit to the subterranean auditorium, allowing it to form a close relationship with the region, while also doubling as an anteroom or outdoor area for catering.

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an aerial view of the project in context
image by iñigo bujedo aguirre

estudio carme pinos caixaforum museum cultural center zaragoza designboom
the complex is raised above the ground, appearing as a sculpture within the vast plaza
image by ricardo santonja

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at ground level the public plaza extends beneath the structure
image by estudio carme pinós

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the entrance and reception to the building
image by ricardo santonja

estudio carme pinos caixaforum museum cultural center zaragoza designboom
the brightly lit gift shop is found at ground level
image by ricardo santonja

estudio carme pinos caixaforum museum cultural center zaragoza designboom
a restaurant and coffee shop are positioned at the uppermost storey
image by ricardo santonja

estudio carme pinos caixaforum museum cultural center zaragoza designboom
the large auditorium within the design
image by ricardo santonja

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a pattern is applied to the building’s cantilevered façade
image by iñigo bujedo aguirre

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the angled and protruding volumes
images by iñigo bujedo aguirre

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a public garden serves as the exit to the subterranean auditorium
image by ricardo santonja

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zaragoza’s ‘caixaforum’ illuminated at night
image by ricardo santonja

 

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