MPAC Museum of Contemporary Art

2009 - Buenos Aires Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina

In a landscape dominated by the horizontal line of the Atlantic Ocean, an architectural complex is proposed to highlight this horizontality with a building divided into three differentiated floors. Two entirely closed volumes follow the orthogonal logic of the urban plan while a third, intermediate level is frankly oriented towards the sea. This middle level forms a public, transparent platform that is elevated two meters above street level, allowing open views towards the sea over the traffic on Félix Camet Avenue.

Architectural Design: PRODUCTORA (Carlos Bedoya, Victor Jaime, Wonne Ickx, Abel Perles) | Local partner: Miguel Alvite | Collaborators: Laura Rodríguez, Gerardo Ramírez | Project type: open competition for provincial contemporary art museum (honorable mention) | Location: Mar del Plata, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina | Organization: Ministry of Infrastructure of the Province of Buenos Aires and the Architects’ College of the Province of Buenos Aires | Built Area: 45,747 sqft| Date: August 2009