Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya MNAC
- Lighting Designers
- 2004 Architect
Gae Aulenti & Enrique Steegman (phase 1,2,3), Gae Aulenti & Josep Benedito (phase 4)
Patronato del Museo Nacional de Arte de Cataluña
Grupo JG Ingenieros (phase 1,2,3), AIA (phase 4)
Coordination Projects and Work
Piero Castiglioni (phase 1,2,3 and basic Project phase 4) + BMLD
The extension of the “Museo Nacional de Arte de Cataluña (MNAC)” took a long construction period, demanding a strong teamwork of several professionals. This project was very unusual for us, as our intervention was limited to the lighting of the artwork, hallways and inner courtyards of the Extension Building, with an already bought equipment. Both in terms of architecture as well as engineering, the project was already designed and built by the time we became part of the team.
Within the existing structure we adequately illuminated the hallways and the exhibition halls thus created an illuminated space in which the artwork is always the main feature, discretely placing all light fittings in order to keep them away from the viewer’s attention.