Lost among the ruins. Restoration of the galleries of the Royal Granary of Carlos IV by Pablo Millán

16/05/2017
Lost among the ruins. Restoration of the galleries of the Royal Granary of Carlos IV by Pablo Millán
Future headquarters of the Archaeological Museum [Porcuna - Jaén] Spain
metalocus, DANIEL MADERA
Restoration of the galleries of the Royal Granary of Carlos IV for future headquarters of the Archaeological Museum by Pablo Millán. Photography © Javier Callejas Sevilla
The architect Pablo Millán has been in charge of restoring the galleries of the Royal Pósito of Carlos IV with the aim of establishing the new future headquarters of the Archaeological Museum of Porcuna (Jaén). A minimalist project that generates through a new pavement a carpet from which to cross the ruins.
The project,carried out by the architect Pablo Millán, was raised  from its origin with a main objective: an intervention that allowed to wander between the past, to look for the space between the ruins, both the underlying archaeological and the emerging ones.
 

Description of the project by Pablo Millán Millán

Looking for space between the ruins. Restoration of the galleries of the Royal Granary of Carlos IV for future headquarters of the Archaeological Museum by Pablo Millán

"This is the architecture of the Museum, ideally without walls, doors, windows, or all those defenses that are obvious, thoughtful and repeated. Museums that collect what was in palaces, or churches, or cabins, or attics, covered with glory or dust, folded under the mattress of a bunk, and now observes me in silence, in a light indifferent to what moves too". With this fragment of Álvaro Siza is perfectly collected the feeling of the room of a museum.

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Architect
Pablo-M. Millán-Millán
Collaborators
Javier Serrano Terrones (Execution) Jav
ier Bengoa Díaz (Structures) Rafael Antonio Saco Montilla (Archeology)
Builder
Town hall of Porcuna
Dates
Start date: September 1, 2015. Completi
on date: September 30, 2016. Opening date: May 6, 2017.
Project name
Restoration of the Galerías Subterráneas
del Pósito Real de Carlos IV in Porcuna

Millán Millán

Pablo Manuel Millán Millán is Doctor Architect by the University of Seville with the thesis 'Inhabiting the cliff: the little convent as a promoter of a new architecture in the hills of Valparaiso.' He has been awarded with the best academic record by Fundación Caja de Arquitectos. Honorary Assistant at the Department of Archite...read more