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Hauser & Wirth Menorca

Firm LocationParis, France
CompanyLaplace
Lead ArchitectLuis Laplace
Design TeamLuis Laplace, Enrique Ausias, France Bac, Lucie Garnier
ClientHauser & Wirth

Hauser & Wirth Menorca is an art center on the restored 18th-century outbuildings of a decommissioned naval hospital. Located on Illa del Rei, an island off Mahon harbour, the center intuitively integrates architecture, art and nature in its 1,500 square meters. Laplace has sensitively repurposed the existing historic outbuildings into an inspiring environment which enhances the history and naval qualities of the building. The project comprises a building with eight galleries, accessible from a central patio, and the Cantina building, where the restaurant and gallery shop are found.