THE FIRST SANCTUARIES.
The architectural project for the exhibition “Rupestre. The first sanctuaries” has as protagonists the paintings present in caves or “coats” that were painted on the rock over 10,000 years ago.
This is a museography project that extends over three exhibition rooms in the museum and which together invite visitors to a time travel. The aim of this exhibition is to highlight these cave paintings, explain their origin, interpretation and context, with peculiarity of not having tangible objects.
The aim is to transfer the visitor to the place where the works were carried out, through an architecture that activates the springs of memory and exalt the sensations, making use of a scenery that offers both a spatial and landscape experience.
The challenge of the project was to create the support where the visitor could be transferred, with the sum of all his perceptions, to the place where the paintings are performed. Using wood, metal and textiles as supports to solve the design and a complex and abstract architecture, not working with the literal, if not through the springs that activate the visitor’s memory.
We adapted to the existing expacio, offering with metal and textile structures the recreation of the interior of a cave in room one, a in room two and the plant inside the cave of altamira as inspiration for the table in room three, where we offer didactics, pieces archaeological and working drawings.
Hall 1 houses a set that, through plays of light, plans faceted and broken spaces tries to evoke the use of cavern and generate a time lag of more than 10,000 years in the sensations of visitors.
Room 2 introduces the visitor to the landscape ceremony through the abstraction of a steep coat and original casts, which welcome and define a place of worship.
Room 3 contains a large table over 15 meters long that generates a winding path, over which the pieces of the schematic and Levantine art of the different shelters and caves.
THE FIRST SANCTUARIES
★ GERMAN DESIGN AWARDS 2020
Excellent architecture. Fair and exhibition.
★ SILVER EMPORIA 2018
Best ephemeral non itinerant exhibition
Co-Author: Rafael Pérez Jiménez.
Client: Museo Arqueológico de Alicante.
Location: MARQ Alicante, Spain
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