9 Oct 2015 / iGuzzini /

Asturias Museum of Fine Arts Oviedo

The Asturias Museum of Fine Arts is Spain’s fifth-largest picture gallery and boasts a rich collection of almost 15,000 works

The Asturias Museum of Fine Arts in Oviedo is spread over several buildings in the city’s historic centre: Palazzo Velarde dating back to 1765, Casa di Oviedo-Portal built in 1660 and the new extension building inaugurated this year.

Following aggregation of the annexed buildings in a renovation project by architect Francisco Mangado, which respected the historic features of those buildings, the Museum grew until one of its facades reached the large expanse of Oviedo’s Cathedral Square.

The architect focused on keeping the urban image, preserving the buildings’ facade and opting for a new architecture combining glass and aluminium. The main aim of the project was to guarantee the neutrality of the materials, paying particular attention to lighting. The space and lighting were project priorities, in order to do justice to a collection of important works. Basically, the outside of a major luminous structure - half glass and half aluminium - was completed, projecting outwards and overlapping the urban history. This gave the Museum a strong yet complex look.

The Museum has a display area of around 4,500 square metres, used to show the great artistic heritage it contains. That allows the museum to become an active and revitalising element of Asturias culture.

The sublime architecture of the Asturias Museum of Fine Arts was lit using the Palco LED system for museum spaces, in collaboration with the Metalux Iluminación store. The lighting respects the colour quality of the works displayed, enhancing their meaning and guaranteeing that they are a pleasure to see.

top
Leave your comment
No comments yet.
Lighting Community
Lighting forum
Videos
Creating OLED Light Fixtures with 3D Printing

Upcoming Events

Sep
05
Shanghai Int'l Lighting Expo
The 3rd edition of Shanghai International Lighting Fair (SILF) has ended with record-breaking results in visitor number. Figures continue to climb in the show’s third year, drew in 11,958 visitors (2015: 11,676), a 2.42% increase over last year, including designers, planners, system integrators, engineers, builders and many other project-based buyers from 49 countries and regions.
Sep
06
LED and Semiconductor Expo
LED & Semiconductor Expo is the acclaimed professional industry event that attracts the world’s top LED manufacturers. The event attracts about 400 LED manufacturers presenting the most complete LED manufacturing chain including LED semiconductor lighting,
Sep
13
BIEL Light + Building Buenos Aires
BIEL Light + Building Buenos Aires is the most important international event for the electric, electronic and lighting industry of Latin America. Currently, it is consider a leader in the Spanish-speaking sector.
Sep
13
Australian Smart Lighting Summit
Following on from the success of the 2016 Summit, the Australian Smart Lighting Summit 2017 profiles new developments in street, urban, outdoor and public street lighting projects. In its fifth year, this cutting-edge lighting Summit attracts over 150 delegates annually, with over 30 expert speakers from across Australia

New manufacturers

Fairs partners