Museum University of Navarra / Rafael Moneo
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The Museum University of Navarra has been completed by renowned Spanish Architect Rafael Moneo. The building has been designed to be integrated within the existing campus without spoiling the natural setting.

Museum University of Navarra technical information

The original program – the small museum to house the Maria Josefa Huarte collection – has turned into a complex program that should also include social spaces that will favor the relational life between professors, students and visitors

– Rafael Moneo

Museum University of Navarra Photographs
Museum University of Navarra / Rafael Moneo

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Museum University of Navarra / Rafael Moneo

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Museum University of Navarra / Rafael Moneo

© ArchEyes

Museum University of Navarra / Rafael Moneo

© Courtesy of museo universidad de navarra

Museum University of Navarra / Rafael Moneo

© Courtesy of museo universidad de navarra

Museum University of Navarra / Rafael Moneo

© Courtesy of museo universidad de navarra

Description by Museum University of Navarra 

The Museum University of Navarre has been conceived to be integrated into the campus without spoiling the natural environment of the University gardens.

The architectonic project has achieved relevance and finally a large-scale building will be constructed which, apart from housing an art and photography collection, will also incorporate its performing arts activities – theatre, dance, music- programme, with an auditorium that will hold 750 spectators.

The museum building is divided into three floors covering a total of 12,000 m². It has 12 exhibition rooms, with an exhibition space of around 3000 m², an Auditorium with 750 seats, two workshops, a restaurant, a library, a classroom, two didactic rooms, two projection rooms, offices and warehouses, as well as the hall, the foyer, the lobbies and other amenities.  The roof of the building is designed to be accessible.

The Museum University of Navarre and its status as a university

The university context where the building is integrated has also been taken into account in the design of the building. Thus, the didactic rooms of basement 1 are located next to the Auditorium stage and will be used for rehearsals of the University theatre groups, chorus and orchestra. On the other hand, the classrooms and workshops will be used to foster plastic and visual arts among students. Films will be shown at the University in the projection room and the Library, which will house books and publications of contemporary art, will also be used as a meeting place, as well as a place for student to study and make consultations.

Museum University of Navarre Gallery

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Cite this article: "Museum University of Navarra / Rafael Moneo," in ArchEyes, March 17, 2016, http://archeyes.com/museum-university-navarra-rafael-moneo/.