Toni Catany International Photography Centre

Toni Catany International Photography Centre

Architect
Mateo Arquitectura
Location
Carrer D'es Convent, 31, 07620 Llucmajor, Illes Balears, Spain | View Map
Project Year
2021
Category
Art Galleries

Cultural Centres

Museums
Aldo Amoretti

Toni Catany International Photography Centre

Mateo Arquitectura as Architects

In the old town of Llucmajor (Mallorca), occupying part of the house where the photographer Toni Catany was born, we built the International Photography Centre, based on the work and the collection of this great artist.

photo_credit Gabriel Ramon
Gabriel Ramon

The place, the history, the remains, the scale, the classic typology of houses closed to the outside and open onto courtyards… all of this obviously forms the base for the project.

photo_credit Aldo Amoretti
Aldo Amoretti

They are phantoms or realities that accompany us, though we have to control them.

photo_credit Aldo Amoretti
Aldo Amoretti

However, we did not forget that our mission here was to build a contemporary museographic centre of reference as a suitable setting for exceptional works.

photo_credit Aldo Amoretti
Aldo Amoretti

We conserved remains, rebuilding some, we primitively restored the façades with care… But the space is new, open, flexible, large, available, with very controlled light, sometimes shadowy…

photo_credit Aldo Amoretti
Aldo Amoretti

Some singular elements appear: a staircase that takes flight, another that recreates the chromatic world of the artist in question...

photo_credit Aldo Amoretti
Aldo Amoretti

Though the protagonist is always the space with an accompanying detail at hand that is both radical and approachable.

 

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