menis arquitectos: sacred museum and plaza espana rehabilitation
menis arquitectos: sacred museum and plaza espana rehabilitation menis arquitectos: sacred museum and plaza espana rehabilitation
oct 08, 2012

menis arquitectos: sacred museum and plaza espana rehabilitation

‘sacred museum and plaza de españa’ by menis arquitectos, adeje, spain image © simona rota all images courtesy of menis arquitectos

tenerife-based practice menis arquitectos has completed the ‘sacred museum and plaza de espana’ renovation abutting a cliff in adeje, spain. the new project not only widens the existing plaza de españa by 2.5 times, but also creates spaces below it used for community activities and the sacred museum of adeje. sitting as a reinforced concrete sculpture in the landscape in combination with basalt floor tiles, the structure blends into its natural context with a playful array of platforms and levels which create stages and look-out points to the ‘barranco del infierno’ for the public to enjoy and host events year-round. a tower erects from the construction as a collision of planes, creating a visual beacon and defining part of the museum.

different levels of spaces create platforms for community activities image © simona rota

view towards the mountains image © simona rota

a combination of basalt tiles and concrete constitute the material palette image © simona rota

balcony overlooking the carranco del infierno image © simona rota

view from the lower level image © simona rota

bird’s eye view image © simona rota

site plan

floor plan




project info:

architects: fernando menis location: adeje, tenerife. spain use: cultural. museum structure: reinforced concrete materials: concrete, basalt status: 2010 completed plaza españa and under construction the sacred museum client: city hall from adeje total built area: 5,575 m2 construction budget: 3,755,000 EUR

  • too much concrete. Bunker designs. Gheez why so hard edge, heavy and permanent to look at those beautiful landscapes. You pour 1,000’s of cubic meter of concrete and dont even plant a tree? I stand there and look at the view and feel like I have to wear a uniform. Imbecile!!

    richard says:
  • nice, better put underground and create plaza, don’t block landscape and keep character of historic existing

    Dusan Hora says:

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