Herzog & de Meuron
Competition
2005–2006
Project
2005–2007
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Process

The Academy of Applied Arts is to be converted into a museum and connected with the adjacent historical museum. Both buildings were erected in 1908 for a Spanish-French exhibition.

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Herzog & de Meuron add four new Anchor Rooms to the future museum. Grand stairs connect the two buildings, and historical courtyards are restored.

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Models and studies for inserting the Anchor Rooms in the former Academy of Applied Arts.

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For a new art museum, the architects reference four locations in Spain to which Goya contributed.

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1.Charterhouse of Aula Dei in Zaragoza 2.Church of San Antonio de la Florida in Madrid 3.Quinta del Sordo in Madrid 4.Real Academia de Bellas Artes in Madrid.

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Designing the Anchor Room after the Charterhouse of Aula Dei.

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Church of San Antonio de la Florida in Madrid.

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Quinta del Sordo in Madrid.

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Real Academia de Bellas Artes in Madrid.

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1.Designing the Anchor Room after the Charterhouse of Aula Dei 2.Designing the Anchor Room after the Church of San Antonio de la Florida 3.

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Designing the Anchor Room after the Church of San Antonio de la Florida.

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Designing the Anchor Room after the Quinta del Sordo.

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Designing the Anchor Room after the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando.

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The grand stairs linking the two buildings as a load-bearing grid reminiscent of shadow architecture.

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Newer additions inside the existing buildings are removed.

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Windows in the facades indicate the presence of the Anchor Rooms; the connecting structure creates a new entrance and a plaza.

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Drawings

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Team

Facts

Client
Gobierno de Aragón
Planning
General Planning: Herzog & de Meuron, Basel, Switzerland
Architect Construction: Integral Ingeniería y Arquitectura, Barcelona, Spain
Quantity Surveyor: Integral Ingeniería y Arquitectura, Barcelona, Spain
Structural Engineering: NB35 Ingeniería, Madrid, Spain
Mechanical Engineering: Estudi PVI Ingenería SL, Barcelona, Spain
Electrical Engineering: Estudi PVI Ingenería SL, Barcelona, Spain
HVAC Engineering: Estudi PVI Ingenería SL, Barcelona, Spain
Plumbing Engineering: :Estudi PVI Ingenería SL, Barcelona, Spain
Specialist / Consulting
Facade Engineering: Enar S.L., Madrid, Spain; Jaume Avellaneda, Barcelona, Spain
Acoustics Consulting: Estudi Acústic H. Arau, Barcelona, Spain
Lighting Consulting: ARUP Lighting, London, UK
Fire Protection Consulting: Estudi GL, Barcelona, Spain
Building Data
Site Area: 49'578 sqft, 4'606 sqm
Gross floor area (GFA): 160'640 sqft, 14'924 sqm
Number of levels: 4
Footprint: 39'783 sqft, 3'696 sqm
Gross volume (GV): 1'949'088 cbft, 55'192 cbm

Bibliography

Gerhard Mack, Herzog & de Meuron: “Herzog & de Meuron 2005-2007. The Complete Works. Volume 6.” Edited by: Gerhard Mack. Basel, Birkhäuser, 2018.

Luis Fernández-Galiano (Ed.): “Arquitectura Viva Monografías. Herzog & de Meuron 2005-2013.” Vol. No. 157/158, Madrid, Arquitectura Viva SL, 09.2012.

Fernando Márquez Cecilia; Richard Levene (Eds.): “El Croquis. Herzog & de Meuron 2005-2010. Programme, Monument, Landscape. Programa, Monumento, Paisaje.” Vol. No. 152/153, Madrid, El Croquis, 2010.

Javier Montes: “Arte aguado. Una Colección al Aire libre.” In: Luis Fernández-Galiano (Ed.). “Arquitectura Viva.” Vol. No. 117, Madrid, Arquitectura Viva, 11.2007. pp. 28-31.

Rob Gregory: “Herzog & de Meuron. Museum, Zaragoza, Spain.” In: “The Architectural Review.” Vol. No. 1319, London, Emap Construct, 01.2007. pp. 32-33.

Luis Fernández-Galiano (Ed.): “Arquitectura Viva. Herzog & de Meuron 1978-2007.” 2nd rev. ed. Madrid, Arquitectura Viva, 2007.