The Reina Sofia Cultural centre used to be Madrid's General Hospital for men. It was built in the second half of the eighteenth century.
The projected furniture develops in five halls bordering the main entrance and in the right wing of the building. The point of departure in the design process was to achieve total respect to the existing construction. For this reason, the project intents to stay independent from the form of the walls and to keep remote of the configuration of the halls.
The solution consists of a continuous piece of furniture that runs along the halls, resting on the pavement and held punctually by the walls where necessary.
Its image is one of a spider's web or of a origami game. The colors help to make it understandable as a large object that is wandering along the halls.
In each room, the furniture adquires appropriate form to fit the different functions, keeping though an unified architectural language.
Some fragments of furniture separate themselves into the corners or onto the windows, as if they were rests of a spider's web.
Its apparent frailty and unstability in the context of the solid spaces which contain it, turn it into an autonomous figurative object that makes possible its coexistence with other formal interventions that are realized in other halls of the cultural centre.
The furniture is made of DM wood panels, painted in metallized grey blue and in yellow and blue at the entrance.
The space is illuminated indirectly by halogene lamps contained in the pieces of furniture.