A new look at Basque culture. Basque Museum Bilbao by Vaillo + Irigaray Architects

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Design team
In collaboration with J. Moreno Asociados. MOEST Arquitectos.
Engineering.- JG Ingenieros.
Bilbao Bizaia Museoak.
2020 - 2023.
Javier Oyanarte.

Antonio Vaíllo, Juan Luis Irigaray, Yago Vaíllo. Vaillo + Irigaray Architects

Vaillo + Irigaray Architects is an architecture firm founded in 1998 by Antonio Vaíllo and Juan Luis Irigaray, with Yago Vaíllo joining as a partner in 2020. It is located in Navarra, Spain.

The working method in the office is based on the concept of project strategy, which embraces the widest range of possible scales, from a simple bench to the whole city. It proposes a creative process that will develop founding concepts to be equally applied to management, procedures and design.

Vaillo + Irigaray Architects conceive design from a multifocal perspective, so they deal with matters from diverse points of view to contribute unifying solutions.

Their source of inspiration is the project itself: the client, function, program, and financial resources… are just raw materials for creativity. Consequently, every project has a unique personality, every project demands exclusive materials and details: every project requires an investigation process and precise development, according to specific needs. The office structure is organized into 6 areas:

eLAB.- Experimental laboratory for basic creativity to explore urban, social, and cultural needs. It is oriented to generate new patterns of interaction with the world of industry, architecture and art. I + D + i.- Innovation and research to face the needs in every project according to the world of industry, construction and arts and crafts. BRANDing 360°.- Platform to promote brand strategy as a 360º process. PROJECTS.-Area for design and definition of urban, architectural and industrial projects.

PROJECTS.- Area for design and definition of: Museums architecture, Museography, Interior design, Product design, Public architecture, Educational architecture, Housing, Health architecture, Offices architecture, Commercial architecture, Urban design, and Industrial architecture. INTERNATIONAL.- We develop our international dimension associated with different architectural firms in Switzerland, Mexico and Israel. TEACHING.- Defenders of professional hybridization theory/practice, we combine the practice of architecture with the Teaching. Teachers in different Schools of Architecture and Guest Lecturers in different educational institutions teach disciplines related to architecture, Innovation and Creativity. Regular lectures at several centres, institutions and groups.

AWARDS & PUBLICATIONS.- Their work has received numerous awards in national and international competitions both for formal and constructive quality. Their work is regularly published in the most important national and international media.

Jesús Moreno and Asociados

Jesús Moreno & Asociados was established as a studio of architectural and interior design in 1993. Due to its multidisciplinary nature, it employs professionals from a broad range of fields, including graphic design, industrial design, interior design, architecture and art history.

Since its creation it has specialised in the design and installation of temporary exhibitions and museum layout, having worked for some of the leading public and private institutions in Spain.

These include among others, the National Library, the Prado National Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum Foundation, the National Archaeological Museum, the Santander Foundation, the Mapfre Foundation, the Telefónica Foundation, the La Caixa Foundation, and the National Heritage.



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