Fine Arts Museum, Córdoba
GGMPU Arquitectos 

Fine Arts Museum, Córdoba

GGMPU Arquitectos 

The extension of the Emilio Caraffa Provincial Museum of Fine Arts, located in the capital of Córdoba, brings together the neoclassical building, designed at the beginning of the 20th century by the Hungarian architect Johannes Dronfuss, and the recently remodelled Institute for the Faculty of Physical Education, thanks to a unique bridge-building. Located next to the Ferreyra Palace (currently the Evita Fine Arts Museum), the complex has become a touristic attraction at the gates of Sarmiento Park, the main green lung of the city.

Aiming to significantly increase the surface of the museum – from 1,200 to 4,400 square meters –and connecting the existing buildings, the intervention places between both pieces a series of prismatic volumes with a glass and polycarbonate enclosure, resting on a metal structure that permits the natural illumination of all the spaces. The original entrance, located in the staircase of the old museum, has been replaced with a new access that is reached through a plaza containing the cafeteria and an art bookshop. This area gives direct access to the two first levels, which house large exhibition galleries and a transition-hall located on the third floor...[+]

Cliente Client
Gobierno de la Provincia de Córdoba 

Arquitectos Architects
Sara Gramática, Jorge Morini, José Pisani, Eduardo Urtubey, Lucio Morini 

Colaboradores Collaborators
Adrián Castagno

Consultores Consultants
Fragueiro & Novillo (estructura structure), Tecnoseguridad (seguridad y salud safety), Maestre Iluminación (iluminación lighting)

Fotos Photos
Gustavo Sosa Pinilla