New Contemporary Art museum in Buenos Aires
status: competition entry
location: Buenos Aires, ARG
co-author: Lena Trpelkova
art is, to some extent, a reflection of society.
In the past, the contemporary artistic style was always uniform. However, this began to change at
the beginning of the 20th century, especially after World War II. Nowadays, there are an enormous number of artistic styles. The concept of our building reflects this fact not only in a philosophical
but also in a practical way.
The facade of the museum changes constantly. It serves as a Tabula Rasa - a blank canvas for
the artists to carry out their work on. However, if they wish, they can hide a part of their work behind frosted glass which reflects the surroundings along the riverbank.
The pre-positioned facade is made from vertical panes of glass 'PRIVA-LITE'. At the flick of a switch, the glass panels go from transparent to translucent between the external walls and the glass facade is a corridor, thus providing workspace for the artists to create their works on the "blank canvas" of the walls. With the controlled transparency of the glass, individual works of art can be gradually uncovered. The entire facade of the gallery thus becomes one large canvas layered with a piece of contemporary art.