Magazzino Italian Art Museum

PrizeFinalists in Build (architecture)
CompanyMQ Architecture
ArtistMiguel Quismondo
Design TeamJesu?s Aparicio Alfaro, Roci?o Calzado Lo?pez, Miguel Bello Escribano, WCD-Water House Cifuentes Design
ClientNancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu
CreditJavier Callejas
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Magazzino Italian Art is a private initiative conceived by Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu to house their collection of postwar Italian Art. The commission consisted in a full renovation of an existing 11,000 square-foot building and an additional 14,000 square feet of new construction. The starting approach was simple: the existing L-shaped building could be completed into a rectangle with a central courtyard.This allowed us to propose an independent structure parallel to the longer part of the existing building estableshing a dialogue between the new and existing building.