haro museum's translucent openings illuminate the square of val d'aran in spain

haro museum's translucent openings illuminate the square of val d'aran in spain

The Haro Museum by OLA hosts the summer solstice festival

 

OLA – Oficina Local de Arquitectura introduces the Haro Museum, nestled within the historic center of Les in Val d’Aran, Pyrenees, in Spain. Embodying the essence of tradition, the museum stands as a space for the preservation of the rich legacy of the ‘crema deth Haro’, the summer solstice festival recognized as an intangible heritage of humanity since 2015. The renovation of the building is a project deeply rooted in history and symbolism. The design honors the original structure, constructed in the late 1920s, that has served as a rural school and has since evolved into a cherished symbol of the village.

haro museum's translucent openings illuminate the square of val d'aran in spain
all images courtesy of Iñigo Bujedo Aguirre

 

 

the renovation honors the original structure

 

The exterior facade is preserved in its entirety while the interior walls are meticulously stripped, unveiling a vast open-plan space destined to function as the museum space. Additionally, the design team reimagines the entrance, relocating it from the stepped square to the building’s level end, ensuring universal accessibility for all visitors. The project aims to construct a building that would serve as a metaphorical brazier, perpetuating the flame that ignites within the Haro tree trunk every 23rd of June, and rests until it rekindles the following year.

haro museum's translucent openings illuminate the square of val d'aran in spain
the museum is nestled within the historic center of Les in Val d’Aran, Pyrenees, in Spain

haro museum's translucent openings illuminate the square of val d'aran in spain
the museum stands as a space for the preservation of the rich legacy of the ‘crema deth Haro’

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the original structure has evolved into a cherished symbol of the village

haro museum's translucent openings illuminate the square of val d'aran in spain
the design honors the original structure, constructed in the late 1920s

ola-oficina-local-arquitectura-haro-museum-spain-designboom-1800-2

the museum hosts the summer solstice festival

haro museum's translucent openings illuminate the square of val d'aran in spain
the renovation of the building is a project deeply rooted in history and symbolism

haro museum's translucent openings illuminate the square of val d'aran in spain
the project applies translucent sheets on the frames of each opening

 

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project info:

 

name: The Haro Museum

architect: OLA – Oficina Local de Arquitectura | @ola.archi

location: Les, Val d’Aran, Pyrenees, Spain

photography: Iñigo Bujedo Aguirre | @ibujedoaguirre

 

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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