Galería de Arte. ‘My Name’s Lolita Art’. Madrid

Year
2004
Location
c/ Almaden, bajo. Madrid
Architect
Martín Lejarraga
Client
Ramón García Alcaraz
Budget
92.540 €
Built up area
98,75 m2
Martín Lejarraga's Office
Daniel Ruiz (Arch.), Julian Lloret (Draftsman)
Builder
Servicios y Mantenimientos Madrileños S.L.
Photographer
Juan de la Cruz Megías

This is an art gallery in Madrid, next to the “Paseo del Prado”, where the main museums of the city are located.

PREVIOUS :

The gallery is in the ground floor of a residential building. It is illuminated by light hanged boxes to hide the drainpipes of the upper floors.

GEOMETRY :

The premises is “L- shaped”. The long wing includes the main access, the exhibition area and the store spaces. The long wing consists of office and adapted toilet.

SYNOPSIS :

Neutral empty space (exhibition), where the main elements of program are located.

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NEUTRAL SPACE (the exhibition area): there isn’t any element in order to not influence the whole space. This isn’t a covered element to be essential.

Floor: reinforced concrete slab
Wall: painted

ELEMENTS (act without imitating):

ACCESS:
The door can be opened in three different ways:

– Complete: for inaugurations, mount exhibitions…
– Simple: in the ordinary timetable
– Upper: for ventilation

LIGHT:
– Projectors (illuminate the paintings)
– Light boxes with colour and white light

STORAGE
– Glass and polycarbonate (different from the strong wall) to make a regular floor plan.

Publications

2005
COAM Catalogue Prize 2005
2003
Catálogo ARCO 2003 (proyecto)
Tendencias nº 92
Proyecto Contract nº 13
Documentos de Arquitectura nº 57

Awards

2005
FAD 2005 > Shortlisted
2005
Madrid Association of Architects Prize 2005