Andalucia’s Museum of Memory

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Alberto Campo Baeza has designed the Andalucia’s Museum of Memory located in Granada, Spain, a museum that wishes to transmit the entire history of Andalucia.

They proposed a podium building that rises three stories so that the upper floor coincides with the podium of the Caja Granada building next door.

Everything is arranged around a central courtyard, in elliptical form in which circular ramps rise, connecting the three levels and creating a very interesting spatial tension. The dimensions of the elliptical courtyard have been taken from the courtyard of the Palace of Charles the V in the Alhambra.

A strong vertical piece emerges, the same height and width as the main building of the Caja Granada, that appears before the highway that circles Granada as a gate to the city.

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3 thoughts on “Andalucia’s Museum of Memory

  1. The courtyard of the Palace of Charles V in Granada is circular, not elliptical, and has no, let me repeat that, no resemblance to the courtyard pictured here. To suggest a meaningful relationship between the two is the stuff of bad student presentations. Too often professional architects continue the habit. Only willfully ignorant critics and seriously distracted and/or intimidated clients put up with this sort of foolishness. This is, above all, a truly frightening building. I’m not a great admirer of Piacentini, but give me EUR anyday over this monument to anonymity and alienation.

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