Santiago Carbonell Foundation Museum

Best Implemented Restoration / Reconstruction Project

About the project
Located in the historic center of the city of Querétaro, the museum seeks to bring art closer to people. Interesting collection of works illustrating the career of the famous painter Santiago Carbonell is exhibited. In a house dating from 1760, it is the materialization of a project with more than a decade of planning, whose main objective is the cultural development of the city. The strategy of reuse of the existing building begins with the recovery of the original structure and the realization of small modifications that would allow the adaptation of the building to its new use and would optimize the functioning of the museum. What used to be rooms are now galleries housing important works of art. The main gallery is created thanks to the steel elements that support the new roof, a light structure that does not affect the integrity of the original structure. A patio, distinctive of the Querétaro houses of the time, connects and illuminates all the galleries.

Queretaro, Mexico

Project implementation year

Applicant and authors of the project
Miguel Concha Arquitectura

Other participants
Foto: Ariadna Polo
Communication: Area Colectiva