San Telmo Museum Architectural Expansion

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The San Telmo Museum architectural rehabilitation and expansion project was designed by Nieto Sobejano Arquitetos, architect duo, Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano, emphasises its connection with society both artistically and historically.  Recognized internationally for recovering the original building to make it a contemporary work, the architects, Nieto and Sobejano graduated from Escuela Téchica Superior de Arquitectura in Madrid and the GSAP Columbia University in New York, USA, made it possible fot the museum to reopen by providing a museum as well as a place to spread knowledge and creaate thought.

Also designed for the new museum is its extension with a new wing, under Mount Urgull along the seashore, intended to house the new cultural and commercial uses along with optimize accessibility for the public and the collections. Nieto and Sobejano worked along side with artists Leopoldo Ferrán and Agustino Otero, who created a semi-plant wall covering the building with perforated steel sheets. Moss is expected to grow on the perforated steel skin that engulfs the museums exterior. How beautiful will the exterior look once more of the moss starts to grow… An amazing visual impact, that is for sure!

Photographs: Stefan Tuchila