Museum & Public Library
Torres Vedras, Portugal;
Competition, 5th Place;
Toy Museum and Municipality Library
With a diversified program and not a very large place, it was crucial to create a conciliatory centrality. Conceptually it was our intention to seek to create an intuitive dialective between the past and the present, between the contemporary and the fragment of memory, not as a literal representation but as a remoteness or suggestion.
From the formal point of view, we sought to create a simple composition set that arises and articulates in the balance between the alignments and parallelism existing in the adjacent urban mesh while simultaneously ensuring the creation of public spaces in its perimeter that receive those who return from the castle , who walks the street or who goes around the church.
Plastically, because a building that includes a museum should also highlight its surroundings and assume a certain iconographic profile, we were interested in the ludic theme of the cubic formalization of some toys and much of their narrative universe.