Lecture by Emilio Tuñón



The prestigious architect and recent winner of the National Architecture Prize Emilio Tuñón, currently at the head of Tuñón Albornoz Arquitectos and a professor at ETSAM, attended MArch this week where he gave a presentation in which he showed the students one of the most important projects of his professional career.

This is the project of the Royal Collections of Madrid, focused on the remodeling and expansion of the Royal Palace of Madrid to house and exhibit the art collections and historical heritage of the Spanish monarchy.

Standing out for his contemporary and respectful approach towards the existing heritage, Tuñón designed together with Luis Mansilla a building connected to the Royal Palace, designed for the exhibition of works of art and historical artifacts. The design is characterized by its minimalism and the effective use of natural light, with a façade marked by the rhythm of its columns that seem to evoke the temples of classical antiquity, creating a suitable environment for the exhibition. In addition, areas of the Royal Palace have been restored to adapt them as exhibition spaces.

In summary, the Tuñón + Mansilla project seeks to fuse modernity and history, providing a contemporary space for the exhibition and preservation of the cultural heritage of the Spanish monarchy, contributing significantly to the revitalization of this important heritage.


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