Francisco Mangado

Fine Arts Museum of Asturias

Francisco Mangado – Mangado & Asociados

Photos courtesy of Pedro Pegenaute

Fine Arts Museum of Asturias

Francisco Mangado - Mangado & AsociadosarchmarathonFrancisco Mangado - Mangado & Asociados
Vuelta del Castillo 5, çtico 31007 Pamplona Navarra, Spain
www.fmangado.es
Category:
Arts & Culture
Project selected:
Fine Arts Museum of Asturias
Location:
Oviedo, Spain
Year:
2014
Winner of Arts & Culture category

Jury motivation: This project celebrates the complexity of marrying between the existing structure and the new space.

The project addresses the whole complex, including the future of the Velarde Palace and the Casa Oviedo-Portal. Only through such a comprehensive approach can the optimal functioning of an institution as important as the Fine Arts Museum of Asturias be guaranteed. With this idea as starting point, the project contemplates raising an altogether new building within the urban complex. That is, the sequence of existing facades around is taken as a contextual condition, and these facades take on the role of an urban ‘backdrop’, unquestioned, against which to erect a new building with a facade of its own; a facade that reveals itself, is discerned, through naked, totally frameless openings. In the exterior it will be possible to complete a large luminous construction, glazed and full of reflections, that will project outward and superimpose itself on urban history, giving the new Museum a bold but complex image.
The other fundamental element for explaining the building’s relationships with the context is the inner block courtyard. The courtyard becomes a place for encounters and an element connecting the various buildings of the museum complex. Both the block courtyard and the covered court of the new main edifice, which acts as a great skylight articulating and structuring access points and circulation elements, becoming a reference space for the entire complex, are key parts of a proposal that conceptually and physically expands the current premises made up of the Velarde Palace and the Casa Oviedo-Portal.

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Francisco Mangado – Mangado & Asociados

Mangado & Associates is an office of architecture lead by Francisco Mangado where the projects and works are developed mostly by architects organized into small groups of five or six professionals. The principal work is based on public buildings that cover a wide range of programs, such as cultural, sports and working spaces. Since the 90’s, Mangado architect’s has an active presence in national and international competitions where the development and reflection of not only isolated buildings, but at the same time urban ideas, are also constantly present. Categories such as space, material, urban context, topography and tectonics are the key tools for Francisco Mangado and his team in order to understand the process of architecture and its responses for the contemporary users. The integration between the design phases and the on-going works under construction are always feeding new perspectives to the team and offering new tools for theory and practice.

Main projects:
– Fine Arts Museum in Oviedo, Spain – 2014
– Municipal Auditorium of Teulada, Alicante, Spain – 2011
– Archaeology Museum of Vitoria, Spain – 2009
– Exhibition and Congress Center of Ávila, Spain – 2009
– Swimming Pools for the University of Vigo, Spain – 2009
– Elite Equestrian Center in Ultzama, Navarre, Spain – 2008
– Spanish Pavilion at the International Exposition Zaragoza Expo 2008, Spain – 2008
– Office Building for Gamesa Eólica in Sarriguren, Navarra, Spain – 2007
– New Technologies Training Center, Santiago de Compostela, Spain – 2007
– Palencia Soccer Stadium, Spain – 2006
– Plaza de Dalí. Madrid, Spain – 2005
– Project “COLON_SCOPE” (Philips-Road-Show) for Philips Lighting. Presented in the “Transitions: Light on the Move” exhibition in France, Norway, Germany, Sweden, Spain, Portugal and Italy – 2005

Work in progress:
– Congress Center and Hotel in Palma de Mallorca, Spain
– Building for new Norvento headquarters. Lugo, Spain
– Housing in Beauzelle, Toulouse, France. Ilot 53
– Barony of Escriche Sport Tourist Center in Teruel, Spain
– Exhibition and Congress Center in Palencia, Spain
– Housing in Monges Croix du Sud-Blagnac, Toulouse, France
– Thermoludic Center in Amélie Les Bains, Amélie-les-Bains Palalda, France
– Tehnology Dome in Zamora, Zamora, Spain
– Masterplan for the University of Barcelona’s Torribera Food Campus, Spain
– Urban equipments and services. Espinho, Portugal

Project selected for Archmarathon: Fine Arts Museum of Asturias



Fine Arts Museum of Asturias

Francisco Mangado – Mangado & Asociados

Photos courtesy of Pedro Pegenaute

Fine Arts Museum of Asturias

Francisco Mangado - Mangado & AsociadosarchmarathonFrancisco Mangado - Mangado & Asociados
Vuelta del Castillo 5, çtico 31007 Pamplona Navarra, Spain
www.fmangado.es
Category:
Arts & Culture
Project selected:
Fine Arts Museum of Asturias
Location:
Oviedo, Spain
Year:
2014

The project addresses the whole complex, including the future of the Velarde Palace and the Casa Oviedo-Portal. Only through such a comprehensive approach can the optimal functioning of an institution as important as the Fine Arts Museum of Asturias be guaranteed. With this idea as starting point, the project contemplates raising an altogether new building within the urban complex. That is, the sequence of existing facades around is taken as a contextual condition, and these facades take on the role of an urban ‘backdrop’, unquestioned, against which to erect a new building with a facade of its own; a facade that reveals itself, is discerned, through naked, totally frameless openings. In the exterior it will be possible to complete a large luminous construction, glazed and full of reflections, that will project outward and superimpose itself on urban history, giving the new Museum a bold but complex image.
The other fundamental element for explaining the building’s relationships with the context is the inner block courtyard. The courtyard becomes a place for encounters and an element connecting the various buildings of the museum complex. Both the block courtyard and the covered court of the new main edifice, which acts as a great skylight articulating and structuring access points and circulation elements, becoming a reference space for the entire complex, are key parts of a proposal that conceptually and physically expands the current premises made up of the Velarde Palace and the Casa Oviedo-Portal.

(ratings closed)