The new museum is set on the village in Montemor-o-Novo and openly declaring full respect for the ruins. The volumes of the museum take place on the hill to allow the visitors, arriving from the upper path, a visual continuity of the castle ruins. The location of the museum is designed to make it a base for the castle and to emphasize it and celebrate it. Another fundamental aspect, the museum directs the gaze of the viewer to the landscape.
name: site museum
team: Samuel Quagliotto
location: Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal
design year: February 2014
client: arkxsite architeture competition competition
classification: competition entry