Museum & Public Library
Torres Vedras, Portugal;
Competition, 5th Place;
Toy Museum and Municipality Library
The diversified programme and the limited site area called for a conciliatory centrality. Conceptually, the goal was to create an intuitive dialogue between the past and the present, between the contemporary and the fragment of memory, not as a literal representation but as a remoteness or a suggestion.
From the formal point of view, a simple composition set arises and articulates in the balance between the alignments and parallelism of the adjacent urban mesh while simultaneously creating public spaces in its perimeter that receive those returning from the castle, walking the street or going around the church.
Plastically, and because a building that includes a museum should also highlight its surroundings and assume a certain iconographic profile, we were interested in the playful aspect of the cubic formalization of some toys and their narrative universe.