Alvaro Siza is reinvented with this work selected for the Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura in Medellin, located in Porto Alegre.
This is ne of the selected works with another thirty for the Biennale of Architecture. The importance of this project is being designed by one of the world’s most prestigious architects Alvaro Siza, who was awarded the Royal Institute of British Architects Royal Gold Medal to 2009.
Is an architect who stands in the world, of Portuguese origin, which is important because it is a country that is among the most famous in architecture.
The Museum building Ibero Camargo is equally important because it is the first time a world-renowned architect built in Porto Alegre, and has the potential to become the icon of an entire city. During the inauguration of Alvaro Siza work it said “a museum can reveal a world city.” Additionally, the building promotes local culture exposing mostly works by Brazilian artists but also presenting exhibitions worldwide. The project has a relationship with nature, respecting the green areas of the environment, integrating the site where it is, and helping preserve the environment in the urban area of Porto Alegre.
As for the design of the building is a very successful project that integrates different elements to create a whole, as the great mass of the atrium and main building which thin out “arms” that function as circulation. The use of materials is consistent with Siza’s projects and shows that using only white concrete and geometric shapes can create a very good project. Another interesting aspect is the contrast between curves and straight lines Siza used both inside and outside the building.