At the Museo Casa de la Moneda in Madrid, the architects define four wooden volumes, creating flexible, neutral spaces and allowing proximity with smaller graphic works by sculptor Susana Solano.
Architecture studio Cadaval & Solà-Morales has recently completed the exhibition design for the "Susana Solano Trazos Colgados" show at the Museo Casa de la Moneda, Madrid. The exhibition showcases graphic work by sculptor Susana Solano, and the architects inserted four wooden volumes into the museum spaces. The dimensions of the volumes were determined by the varied dimensions of the works inside, allowing for proximity with the smaller format works, as well as a degree of flexibility within the space.
"Beyond the small format works," state architects Eduardo Cadaval and Clara Solà-Morales, "the exhibition integrated a few pieces of medium and large format". The architects point out how the exhibition design was born out of a will to connect these three different scales, assigning a diverse space to each of them. The use of wood was imposed by the museum, which has its own carpentry workshop.
The inside of each of these volumes is neutral and white, while the outside features black surfaces, conferring a regular rhythm to the museum spaces. "Inside these volumes", state the architects, "the connection with the rest of the room is neutralised, and from the outside, visitors seem hidden by the shape of these suspended boxes".
The first room of the exhibition features a low volume harbouring a series of videos. The second room features a long, straight tunnel, leading to the third room, in which the intersection of two linear volumes creates a small interior space. Finally, the fourth room contains the final volume, which leads visitors to the exit.
Cadaval & Solà-Morales: "Susana Solano Trazos Colgados" exhibition design
Architects: Cadaval & Solà-Morales
Location: Museo de la Casa de la Moneda, Madrid
Completion: June 2013