Public Areas MALBA Museum
The project for the MALBA Museum Public Areas unifies all the activities previous or after visiting the exhibition in a single open space, with a continuous floor that recalls the concrete of the sidewalks, on which are distributed a series of small constructions in wood, steel profiles and aluminium. To this end, estudioHerreros has displayed a set of everyday materials, close to industrial aesthetics or DIY, to manipulate them with simple assembly operations, which convey the message that it could have been built by oneself. This aesthetic and constructive code extends to the reception counters and ticket offices, the shelves and store exhibitors or the big cafe tables, but also to other smaller pieces such as benches, stools and chairs that make up a series of furniture called estudioHerreros for MALBA that introduce a domestic character in the space between the city and the exhibition rooms. In short, the project performs as a great installation built entirely in dry construction that does not intend to compete or affect the original building but to stimulate the interest of the visitors for the contemporary art through the reduction of the solemnity that these places usually offer and many visitors doesn’t feel along with.
Esteban Salcedo, Beatriz Salinas, José Baldó
Torrado arquitectos: Ligia Laffuri y Martín Torrado
Martina de Barba, Noelia García Lofredo, Fernando Schapochnik
Design Dinámica, It Met.
Javier Agustín Rojas