The Occidens Museum Immerses Visitors into the Ancient with Modernism

 - Aug 13, 2013
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Vaillo + Irigaray Architects have updated the Occidens Museum to create a navigational passageway in a Spanish cathedral that marries ancient history and modern exploration.

Composed primarily of a steel carpet, the intervention is placed throughout the museum located in Pamplona, Spain. The update is not meant to be intrusive, but rather juxtapose the steel's minimalist matte aesthetic with the absolute breathtaking beauty of its archaeological surroundings.

The steel carpet acts as a walking tour for visitors that includes neon text info-graphic, guiding guests through the space while highlighting the details of this Gothic cathedral. The work of Vaillo + Irigaray Architects on Occidens Museum is a functional marvel, as it perfectly blends historical with modern without compromise or intrusion in aesthetic, space and design.