TELEFÓNICA FOUNDATION SPACE, GRAN VIA STREET Nº28 IN MADRID (SPAIN)
> Affected surface. 6,500 m2.
> Architects. Miguel Ángel García Alonso and Belén Moneo.
The new space designed by Miguel Ángel García Alonso(Quanto Arquitectura)and Belén Moneo (Moneo - Brock Studio)includes the restoration and remodelling for its new use as Museum of the Telefónica Foundation of the ground, second, third and fourth floors of the remarkable building located at 28, Gran Via Street in Madrid. At present, the building comprises a lobby entrance where the store is located (900 m²), offices of the Foundation (400 m²), 4,200 m² of exhibition rooms and an auditorium foyer/hall of 1,000 m².
Among the most remarkable items executed by SANJOSE highlights the auditorium and the ceiling formed by exposed facilities, which follow a layout of straights and bends; and a newly-built circular staircase which may be considered as the first sculpture of the museum.