Reina Sofía museum
The new exhibition spaces for the Permanent Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art Reina Sofia are related to a curatorial concept that aims to show the collection archives grouped into thematic units associated to other simultaneous spatial modules, which are as neutral as defined. In this case, Architecture plays an essential role in the construction of spatial conditions, while actually aiming to disappear in order to highlight the displayed works of art. To achieve this effect, the proportions of each exhibition hall were accurately tuned so that, while building and binding the space within in order to make it understandable, the room itself should go unnoticed to any visitor who focuses in the actual purpose of his or her visit.
This aim to make architecture disappear implied a vast amount of work devoted to reduce any physical disturbance on the surfaces, focusing the architectural resources on the construction of the walls, floors and ceilings.
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Verónica Meléndez, José Baldó
Carmen Antón, Ana Torres, Luis Berríos-Negrón, Joanna Socha