SITUATION: Vega, Norway. >>Open in GOOGLE MAPS
DATES: competition (2008)
CLIENT: Helgeland museum
ARCHITECTS: José Antonio Carbajal Navarro, Nicolás Carbajal Ballell and Rodrigo Carbajal Ballell
COLLABORATING ARCHITECTS: Eva Muñoz Romero, Fernando Moreno Humanes, Tomás Osborne Ruíz and Ingvild Thommesen Sæbø

The project tries to take advantage of the interesting arrangement of buildings along the seashore, but not in a mimetic way. We try to underline the value of spaces between these simple, colorful constructions, framing views of the sea. Our proposal is a result of various conditions: an important part of the plot is over water, the functional program suggests the fragmentation of the different uses and it should be in formal relation with its neighbours (volume, materials, colours…) but creating a new space with its own identity.
The new museum consists in small closed volumes gathered together under a common roof. The museum program relies on the ground while the meeting hall and workshop are over the water. Between these areas, a porch receives the visitors. Finally, a small pier under the porch allows reaching the museum by boat.
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