ABC Museum, Illustration and Design Center, in Madrid

The new ABC Center of Drawing and Illustration, by Aranguren & Gallegos Architects, comes with a willingness to be an artistic international reference and a cultural symbol of Madrid. The installation in the old factory building in Amaniel Street has to be a suitable intervention in a historic building without sacrificing the character of expressing a contemporary center with a diverse range of cultural and artistic institutions.

The existing building has a possible dual access from two streets connecting them in an interior court. Before the intervention, one of the entrances was through a longitudinal height body that closed the courtyard. From this front we propose the principal access to the new Center ABC. To achieve this, the mentioned longitudinal body is restructured as a great “girder” of translucent glass that operates as a lintel towards the interior court. Located inside is the cafeteria, and under it, through a glass floor on which you enter the courtyard, the basement of the new center catche the light.

ABC Museum, Illustration and Design Center, in Madrid

ABC Museum, Illustration and Design Center, in Madrid

ABC Museum, Illustration and Design Center, in Madrid

ABC Museum, Illustration and Design Center, in Madrid

ABC Museum, Illustration and Design Center, in Madrid

Via: archdaily.com, photos: Jesús Granada

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