Museum of Contemporary Art Helga de Alvear

Firm LocationMadrid, Spain
Project locationCáceres
CompanyEmilio Tuñón Arquitectos
Lead ArchitectEmilio Tuñón
Design TeamCarlos Brage, Andrés Regueiro, Ruben Arend, Rosa Bandeirinha, Inés García de Paredes
ClientGobierno de Extremadura and Fundación Helga de Alvear

The newest construction is aware of its location, and wishes to respect the long-established manner in which the city functions. Therefore, it is based on a strategy where the new and the recognizable can coexist. The plot conforms a frontier for the city, both historically, as it is located in the old town’s medieval border, and geographically, as it is a natural border of a valley. The proposal brings back the plot’s original trait of a transit piece of land where an exchange between the inside and outside of the city’s wall occurred, becoming again a permeable urban space.