Gallery: Spanish Cabezo de la Almagra Museum and Archeological Park Ris...

Photo © Roland HalbeThe Spanish city of Huelva has a new peculiar building for exhibiting the city's archeological treasures that also serves as the University's monumental entrance. Designed by architect Sebastian Cerrejon Hidalgo, 'Cabezo de la Almagra' Museum and Archeological Park has a recycled weathering steel shell that is in constant change. Located on top of a stoney hill were archeological remains were found and many historical events occured, the building's rusty facade symbolizes the passage of time evoking history in a poetic way.
 
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The green hill on which the structure sits is imbued with history, seeing everything from Roman to Muslim settlements. Rising from the mound, the Cabezo de la Almagra makes a striking contrast to the land with its deep rusty color. The outside shell and stairs have been made from recycled weathering steel that gets rustier with time and creates an oxide coating that waterproofs and protects the building.

The structure boasts two levels and a celler that can navigated by using a set of rusty zigzag stairs. The lower floor is where the archeological remains are kept. The top floor can be accessed via ramp, and offers astonishing views to the surrounding landscape, the adjacent University campus and the Tinto River.

+ Sebastian Cerrejon Hidalgo

Photo © Roland Halbe

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  1. MarvinMaslow November 21, 2011 at 8:58 am

    Very simple and beautiful.

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