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Insititut Valencia d’art Modern Extension
Valencia - - first prize
The new extension will cover the whole block, including the exterior areas, in a transparent “Skin” that will increase the volume of the building and create new public spaces between the “Skin” and the existing building. he existing IVAM building will be visible through the “Skin” and, when lit-up at night, the new extension will accentuate the building’s impact on the city. The “Skin” is a light, perforated metal which allows daylight, wind and rain to gently pass through. The public space within mixes natural and conditioned air to create a semi-indoor/outdoor space. The program, including the existing building which is converted to galleries, new and old city foyer, roof terrace, sculpture gardens, and children’s terrace are unified by the “Skin.”