Architect: Fernando Menis
Location: Adeje, Tenerife. Spain.
Use: Cultural. museum.
Materials: concrete, basaltic stone.
Status: Plaza de España square surroundings built 2010 y Sacred Museum under construction.
Client: Excmo. Ayuntamiento de Adeje.
Total built: 5.575 m2.
2006 Sacred Museum Competition, 1st place
Public Urban Space European Award 2012. 7th Edition finalist
Winner of two WAF Award: New & Old Category and Director’s Award
In the project, a great public space is generated in the surface: the main square of this touristic city, and an underground space for the ne Sacred Museum.
The plot corresponds to Plaza España square, Grande Street in Adeje, on the edge of Barranco del Infierno ravine and the buildings between the Church and the ravine.
There are 2 well differentiated essential elements: on one side there is the Sacred Museum of Adeje and on the other side the rehabilitation and widening of Plaza España square.
The museum is a half buried building with an upper space used as cafeteria, open to the natural landscape that surrounds it. In the underground floors the space will be developed for exhibitions. Plaza España square is expanded widening its surface twice and a half times than the original square, creating a permanent stage and a space underneath destined for municipal offices.
The materials used combine rough and polished concrete and basalt.