Vaillo+Irigaray: Occidens Museum at Pamplona Cathedral
Photos: Rubén Pérez Bescós
Within the grounds of Pamplona’s cathedral, the Occidents Museum built by Antonio Vaíllo and Juan Luis Irigaray contains 4,500 square meters in twelve rooms that tell us about the origins of the West. Optimizing the connection between art works and architecture – with archaeological remains dated between 2 BC and 7 AD as well as Romanesque and Gothic constructions –, the building conjures different atmospheres adapted to each period and space. The guiding thread is a black steel structure that as a catwalk, bench, floor lamp and display case curves and ‘floats’ among the various halls, unifying the whole program.
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