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  • Mansilla & Tuñón Architects

The Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (MUSAC)

Architect’ Firm: Mansilla & Tuñón Architects


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Lead Architects: Luis Moreno Mansilla, Emilio Tuñón Álvarez

Project location: Avenida de los Reyes Leoneses 24, 24008 León, Spain

Completion Year: 2005

Photo credits: Víctor de la Fuente

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Víctor de la Fuente (@victor_dlafuente) • Instagram photos and videos

The 39 colors present in the facade of The Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (MUSAC) pay homage to the jewel of the city, the Cathedral of León. Its colors are also a wink and an invitation to the citizen, wanting to show the building as a space open to all people, a living space.

Once inside, its large halls and more than 500 concrete beams are impressive. Generating an achievement of broken but continuous rooms that allow to lodge exhibitions of all classes and sizes.

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