Category:Rafael Moneo buildings
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The following 10 pages are in this category, out of 10 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 10 pages are in this category, out of 10 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Rafael Moneo – José Rafael Moneo Vallés is a Spanish architect. He won the Pritzker Prize for architecture in 1996 and the RIBA Royal Gold Medal in 2003, born in Tudela, Spain, Moneo studied at the ETSAM, Technical University of Madrid from which he received his architectural degree in 1961. From the Davis Art Museum at Wellesley College in Massachusetts and the Audrey Jones Beck Building, Moneo also designed the Chace Center, a new building for the Rhode Island School of Design. In December 2010, the Northwest Corner Building at Columbia University in New York City first opened, in 2012, he was awarded with 2012 Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts. According to the jury, Moneo is a Spanish architect of universal scope whose work enriches urban spaces with an architecture that is serene and meticulous. greatbuildings. com
2. Madrid Atocha railway station – Madrid Atocha is the largest railway station in Madrid. It is the station serving commuter trains, intercity and regional trains from the south. These train services are run by the Spanish national rail company, from 2014, this station is connected everyday to Marseille in France. The station is in the Atocha neighborhood of the district of Arganzuela, at this site, Madrids first railway station was inaugurated on 9 February 1851 under the name Estación de Mediodía. After the building was destroyed by fire, it was rebuilt. The architect for the replacement, in a wrought iron style was Alberto de Palacio Elissagne. Engineer Henry Saint James also took part in the project, the name Atocha has become attached to the station because of the nearby basilica dedicated to Our Lady of Atocha. The train platforms were covered by a roof in the form of inverted hull with a height of approximately 27 meters. The steel and glass roof spreads between two flanking buildings. This complex of railway tracks expanded through the years, in 1985, a project of complete remodeling began, based on designs by Rafael Moneo. In 1992, the building was taken out of service as a terminal, and converted into a concourse with shops, cafés. Like the Orsay Museum in Paris, the concourse has been given a new function, a modern terminal was also designed by Moneo, and built in adjacent land to serve both the new AVE trains and local commuter lines. The main lines end in the new terminal, commuter train platforms are located underground, the station is served by two Madrid Metro stations, Atocha and Atocha Renfe. The latter was added when the new building was constructed and is directly linked to the railway station. On 11 March 2004, packed arriving commuter trains were bombed in a series of coordinated bombings, killing 191 people, the official investigation by the Spanish Judiciary determined the attacks were directed by a terrorist cell. On 10 June 2004, a somber and minimalist Atocha station memorial was dedicated for the victims of the Attack, the monument includes a virtual shrine. Visitors to the stations can leave a hand silhouette and a message through special-purpose consoles. A second monument to this event, known as 11-M in Spain, is the Bosque del Recuerdo in the Parque del Buen Retiro near Atocha
3. Moderna Museet – Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden, is a state museum for modern and contemporary art located on the island of Skeppsholmen in central Stockholm, opened in 1958. In 2009, the opened a new branch in Malmö in the south of Sweden. The museum was opened in 9 May 1958 and its first manager was Pontus Hultén. In May 2010, Daniel Birnbaum became the new director of the museum, in 2009, the museum opened a new branch in the house previously known as Rooseum in Malmö. The museum houses Swedish and international modern and contemporary art, including pieces by Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí, only three of the Picasso paintings have been recovered. Visiting the permanent collection was originally free of charge, but some of the exhibitions had entrance fees. The fees were reinstated in 2007, in 2005, former museum director Pontus Hultén bequeathed over 700 works of art to Moderna Museet, along with his archive and library. A few works of the collection are on display with the permanent collection. The museum has a park on the island with works by sculptors of diverse nationalities. In 1994–98, it was moved to another location, the Spårvägshallarna, in Stockholm while the new building on Skeppsholmen. The Pontus Hultén Study Gallery was designed by Renzo Piano, the museums restaurant is popular due to its beautiful location. The museum organizes and is a venue for contemporary art exhibitions throughout the year. In 2005, the hosted the successful onedotzero festival bringing a new younger audience to the museum with screenings, installations, talks. Official site – In Swedish and English
4. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston – The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, located in the Houston Museum District, Houston, is one of the largest museums in the United States. The permanent collection of the museum more than 6,000 years of history with approximately 64,000 works from six continents. The museum benefits the Houston community through programs, publications and media presentations, each year,1.25 million people benefit from museums programs, workshops and resource centers. Of that total, more than 500,000 people participate in the community outreach programs, the MFAHs permanent collection totals 63,718 pieces in 270,000 square feet of exhibition space, placing it among the larger art museums in the United States. The museums collections and programs are housed in seven facilities, the main buildings have 130,000 square feet of exhibition space. Caroline Wiess Law Building – the original building was designed in phases by architect William Ward Watkin. The original Caroline Wiess Law building was constructed in 1924 and the east and west wing were added in 1926, the Robert Lee Blaffer Memorial Wing was designed by Kenneth Franzheim and opened to the public in 1953. The new construction included significant structural improvements to several existing galleries—most notably, two subsequent additions, Cullinan Hall and the Brown Pavilion, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe were built in 1958 and 1974 respectively. This section of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston campus is the only Mies-designed museum in the United States, the museum Trustees elected to name the building after Audrey Jones Beck in honor of the large collection she had donated to the museum several decades prior. The new building will occupy a two-acre museum-owned site that is currently a parking lot, the new MFAH building will be integrated with the adjacent Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden and an expanded Glassell School of Art. It will also include 25 galleries for traveling exhibitions, educational areas, a library, lecture halls, a theater, the museum expects the project to cost $250 million to $350 million with the design process taking about two years, followed by five years of construction. The Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden – was designed by US-born artist and landscape architect Isamu Noguchi, the garden itself is a sculpture that unites the pathways between the Caroline Wiess Law Building and the Glassell School of Art. Glassell School of Art – founded in 1979 and designed by architect S. I, morris, the Glassell School of Art offers programs under the Studio School for Adults. The Glassell School of Art serves as the wing of the MFAH, with a variety of classes, workshops, and educational opportunities for students diverse in age, interests, experience. In 2014, Steven Holl designed a new L-shaped building for the school, the school offers classes at the Studio School for Adults and the Glassell Junior School, as well as Community Bridge Programs, special programs for youths, and the Core Artist-in-Residence Program. The MFAH is the museum facility in the United States that has a special building dedicated solely to art classes for children. Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens – features one of the nations finest collections of American decorative art, the Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, former home of Life Trustee Ima Hogg, was designed by architect John F. Staub in 1927. Miss Hogg donated the property to the MFAH in 1957, followed, in 1962, by the donation of its collection of paintings, furniture, ceramics, glass, metals, Bayou Bend was officially dedicated and opened to the public in 1966
5. Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels (Los Angeles) – Opened in 2002, the cathedral serves as the mother church for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. It is also the seat of Archbishop José Horacio Gómez. The structure replaced the Cathedral of Saint Vibiana, which was damaged in the 1994 Northridge earthquake. Under Cardinal Roger Mahony, the cathedral was constructed in postmodern architecture, there was considerable controversy over its deconstructivist and modernist design, as well as the high costs to complete the building. The cathedral is named in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary under the title of Our Lady of the Angels. The cathedral is known for enshrining the relics of Saint Vibiana. It is the church to approximately five million professed Catholics in the archdiocese. The cathedral was designed by the Pritzker Prize-winning Spanish architect Rafael Moneo, using elements of postmodern architecture, the church and the Cathedral Center feature a series of acute and obtuse angles while avoiding right angles. Contemporary statuary and appointments decorate the complex, prominent of these appointments are the bronze doors and the statue called The Virgin Mary, all adorning the entrance and designed by Robert Graham. The organ is opus 75 of Dobson Pipe Organ Builders of Lake City, dobsons Opus 75 has a total of 6,019 pipes. It is the 89th largest pipe organ in North America and the 143rd largest in the world, the St. Vibiana instrument was rebuilt in 1988 by Austin Organs The organ case is approximately 60 feet high, and is located approximately 24 feet above the floor. To meet earthquake-stability requirements, the pipes and case are supported by an internal steel frame. In addition to the church, the grounds also include a mausoleum, gift shop, cafeteria, conference center. The relics of Saint Vibiana are interred in the mausoleum, as are the remains of several past bishops, archbishops, the size of the cathedral is 6,038 square meters. The Cathedral of Saint Vibiana had served as the cathedral of the Los Angeles see since its completion in 1876, soon after its completion, the diocese noted it to be of inferior construction quality and also too small for Los Angeles rapidly growing population. In 1904, Bishop Thomas James Conaty gained permission from the Holy See to build a new cathedral to be named after Our Lady of Guadalupe, however, an economic downturn in 1907 put a stop to the project, a Catholic parish church was later built on the site. That cathedral was never built, however, as Cantwell died in 1947 and his successor, James Francis McIntyre, decided that building churches, McIntyre gained permission from donors to redirect money donated to Cantwells cathedral fund to fund construction of churches and schools. The 1994 Northridge earthquake severely damaged the Cathedral of Saint Vibiana, in January 1995 the archdiocese announced plans to build a new cathedral on the Saint Vibiana site, plans which necessitated the demolition of the old cathedral
6. Rhode Island School of Design Museum – Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design is an art museum in Providence affiliated with the Rhode Island School of Design, in the U. S. state of Rhode Island. The museum was founded in 1877 and is the 20th largest art museum in the United States, in September 2008, a new addition to the RISD Museum was opened to the public. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jose Rafael Moneo of Spain, the Chace Center connects the four old buildings of the RISD Museum with a glass bridge. The $34 million center was built on a lot, and named in honor of the late Malcolm. The Chace Center serves as the entrance to the museum and includes an auditorium, a retail shop. The RISD Museums collection of about 100,000 objects contains a range of works from around the world, including ancient Egypt, Asia, Africa, ancient Greece and Rome, Europe. Among the prominent international and American artists represented are Picasso, Monet, Manet, Paul Revere, Chanel, Andy Warhol, a number of objects represent the most outstanding examples in their categories. Among these virtually unique works of art are an Etruscan bronze situla, Greek female head in marble, and a rare Hellenistic bronze Aphrodite. Among the Greek vases are works by some of the major Attic painters, including Nikosthenes, the Brygos Painter, the Providence Painter, and the Pan, Lewis, the cornerstone of the Museums Egyptian collection is the Ptolemaic period coffin and mummy of the priest Nesmin. Among other highlights of the Egyptian collection are a rare New Kingdom ceramic paint box, a fragment from the temple complex at Karnak. The RISD Museums Asian Art collection contains ceramics, costume, prints, painting, sculpture, the Japanese prints are shown, in rotation, in a gallery dedicated to their exhibition. A major attraction is the important 12th-century wooden Buddha Dainich Nyorai, the Buddha is on permanent exhibition in its own gallery. The Japanese textiles are the core and glory of the Asian textile collection, the kesa, or Buddhist priests’ robes, are the most numerous, with 104 examples. The 47 Japanese Noh robes, meticulously documented, form a collection of nearly every type of costume in use in the Noh drama of 18th-. Their spectacular colors and patterns, embellished with gold and silver, express perfectly the splendor of the traditional, the Museums collection of Indian saris and Chinese ceremonial robes is superb. The Islamic and Indian collections include works of art in all media that celebrate the heritage of the Arab, Indian, Persian. Created in 2000, the Department of Contemporary Art oversees a collection of painting, sculpture, video, mixed media. In addition, the department regularly organizes exhibitions that highlight important issues, trends, the collection also includes important sculptural work by Richard Artschwager, Louise Bourgeois, Louise Nevelson, Tom Otterness, Lucas Samaras and Robert Wilson
7. Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design – The Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design is a Swedish National Museum for architecture and design. It is located on the island of Skeppsholmen in Stockholm, Sweden, the museum exhibits architecture, urban planning and design. It is an administrative authority under the Ministry of Culture, the Museum of Architecture was founded in 1962, at the initiative of the National Association of Swedish Architects as a private foundation. It became nationalized in 1978, when it was housed in buildings occupied by the Nautical Chart Department on Skeppsholmen. The new premises were inaugurated in February 1998, on 28 February 2013, the government issued new instructions for the museum and, on 1 May, changed its name to the Statens centrum för arkitektur och design. Since the mid-1990s, the museum has been administered by the Ministry of Culture, the exhibitions are in the old house and the new building, in a functionalistic style, contains offices, a library, an archive and workshops. The Moneo building was awarded the Kasper Salin Prize in 1998, the Centre has a permanent exhibition and several temporary thematic exhibitions. The permanent exhibition shows Swedish architecture through the ages in models, photos, two adjacent rooms are dedicated to thematic exhibitions where original drawings, designs and artifacts are displayed. In the archives of the ArkDes are drawings, models and photos of the works of about 500 architects, the museums library contains journals from the 1930s and onwards, as well as over 24,000 books. The Centre for Architecture and Design manages the Einar Mattssons Foundation for Building, in 2013, the ArtDes hosted the exhibition The fashion world of Jean Paul Gaultier, From the sidewalk to the catwalk. The Centre has cooperated with the Wikimedia Foundation on a number of occasions, in 2013 and 2014, Wikimedia Sweden held its annual meeting there, and in 2014, the ArkDes hosted the Meet Wikipedia event. Kerstin Brunnberg, interim director July 2014–July 2015 Lena Rahoult, 2009–July 2014 Bitte Nygren, 1999–2008 Jöran Lindvall, johansson, 1966–77 Zimm, Malin, ed. Om femtio år med Arkitekturmuseet. ArkDes collections at the Digital Museum ArkDes at the Government of Sweden
8. Valladolid Science Museum – Valladolid Science Museum was opened in May 2003 as a museum and an iconic piece of architecture based on an old flour mill. Rafael Moneo and Enrique de Teresa used a lot of the old industrial complex to create this new Science Museum and this municipal museum was designed by the architects Rafael Moneo and Enrique de Teresa with the help of Francisco Romero and Juan Jose Echevarria. The museum is to the south west of the city on the bank of the River Pisuerga with an emblematic footbridge it us seen is a symbol of the city. Pío del Río Hortega was born in the city and after qualifying as a doctor went on to investigate what are now called neurons and he was responsible for discovering microglia. There is a statue of him outside, also in the plaza is a statue of Albert Einstein sitting at a bench with his calculations. The plaza also has a weather station, the permanent exhibition in the lobby includes two cars. The fastest is a Williams-Renault Formula 1 car that won the constructors prize, the earlier car is the only car that has been declared of cultural interest to Spain. This is a Renault 4/4 which were constructed in the city at the FASA plant, the lobby has temporary exhibitions and also displays local meteorites and a large model of the DNA molecule. Besides an area dedicated to Castilla y León inventions and inventors there is a metre high 80 kg Foucault Pendulum as well as a display of Louis Pasteurs work improving wine production. The first floor has a number of interactive displays, one explains the different ways of generating electricity whilst a model of the town shows the cycle of water usage. A large display illustrates Mendeleev and his table whilst another has a three eyed guide called Tripos who explains aquatic life. The River House was first opened in 2007, but it has since extended to allow more aquariums, terrariums. The house exploits the museums location on the banks of the River Pisuerga to explain geography, the entire ecosystem is illustrated and includes examples of the important species of fish, amphibians and shellfish that should thrive in the regions rivers. Displays illustrate metamorphosis of frogs and toads, the water cycle is explained and its importance in a time of potential climate change. The museum claims the honour of having the first digital planetarium in Spain, the 11 metre dome is inclined at an angle of 15 degrees and s used to display astronomical animations of the solar system, galaxies and stars which are described by resident astronomers. The picture on the dome is created by 11.5 million pixels created by six aligned projectors
9. Kursaal Congress Centre and Auditorium – The Kursaal Congress Centre and Auditorium is a complex comprising several spaces, a great auditorium, many-use halls and exhibition halls. It was designed by Spanish architect Rafael Moneo, and is located in Donostia-San Sebastián, the absence of any architectonic structure in such a privileged site for so many years was remarkable. At the time the old palace was pulled down, a competition was held to find a replacement, however, the winning project was never constructed due to its complexity. A new project proposal was submitted in 1972, after a few changes to the design, building work was started in 1975, but after the perimeter wall was complete and the foundations in place, works was halted. The plot of land passed from private hands to public hands. Of the six projects, the one of Moneo was chosen, after the project was written down between 1991 and 1994, the works were begun in 1996, and were not finished until 1999. During this period some funding problems arose, mainly because of the refusal of the Basque Government to increase the funds. After these problems were solved, the works were concluded in 1999. The Kursaal Congress Centre was designed by Rafael Moneo, the initial impact of the buildings in the Donostia landscape was deemed negative by Donostians, the curved sandstone buildings clashed with a sharp-edged crystal structure. The significance of the building was eclipsed by the parallel construction of the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao. It is mainly constituted as two large volumes, that emerge from a platform. Each cube, is formed by a prismatic structure, surrounded by double translucent glass panels. Between the cubes there is a big walkable surface, with sights to the Zurriola Beach, various concerts of the Donostia Jazz Festival, and many other events, take place in that terrace. Kursaal Auditorium Placed inside the biggest cube, this auditorium can hold an audience of 1,800, the first seat rows can be removed to make room for the orchestra in an opera. Chamber Hall This seats 600 people, and is placed in the small cube and it is used for congresses or smaller concerts. Multiple-use rooms These are used for a variety of events for more limited audiences, exhibition halls The halls are used for housing galleries and other exhibitions. Kubo Hall It is an exhibition hall under the supervision of the Kutxa savings bank, moreover, the building has a restaurant owned by Martín Berasategui, various shops in its basement, and a car park
10. L'Auditori – LAuditori is a modern building of 42,000 square metres designed by the architect Rafael Moneo, opened on 22 March 1999, in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. The building combines sober external modernity with Sala 1 Pau Casals for 2,200 spectators, Sala 2 Oriol Martorell, with 600 places and Sala 3 Tete Montoliu with 400 places. In the central atrium, a monumental cubic glass light has been built in the shape of an impluvium. The acoustics of the halls has been studied within the project by the specialised engineer Higini Arau. In the same complex, there are the centres of the Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona, the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya. This makes the Auditori a focus of life in the city in the different fields of divulgation, teaching. List of theatres and concert halls in Barcelona List of concert halls Webpage of the lAuditori