Talgo Pavillion – Railway Museum in Vilanova

The pavilion design for the exhibition of Talgo materials was laid out in relation to the core values ​​of trendiness that defined the brand

Location: Vilanova i la Geltrú | Barcelona | Catalonia
Built area: 1.480 m2
Developer: Dragados S.A.

Development: 2011
Intervention: Previous research and preliminary plans preview.

The Railway Museum is special for being located in a remarkable set of industrial railway architecture and for having a splendid and valuable collection of railway vehicles (the best collection around Europe). The purpose of the project was, on the one hand , to define the guidelines for refurbishing the museum; and on the other hand, to be able to design a pavilion with unique architectural characteristics for the exhibition of the materials under the brand Talgo; all of it, in relation with its essential values ​​of modernity.

The proposal has concern for the overall approach of the museum project but, at the same time, it understands the complex as a collection of buildings with different characteristics, which will offer visitors a dynamic experience within a coherent and unified global project.

The new pavilion building is raised with a succession of parallel frames acting as a pergola, made ​​of an industrialized metal frame in harmony with the existing set. However, this pergola has an inside finish that lets in the sunlight uniformly. Therefore, while the outside finish of the cover is raised with perforated metal plates acting as a visual filter and protecting the museum from direct sunlight, the inside finish is projected using polycarbonate plates to achieve a uniformly lit up ceiling.


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