Ateneo de Madrid, Spain

西班牙 馬德里文學與藝術博物館

Gutiérrez-delaFuente Arquitectos

Ateneo de Madrid is a private institution, declared by the Government as a “public utility service” focused on the dissemination of science, arts and literature since 1820. The building contains a collection of emblematic spaces, such as the Library, the Concert Hall, the Cacharrería (special room for discussions), the Gallery of Portraits and the former office of Manuel Azaña, who was - among others - contributing to the creative and intellectual history of Spain. The complex is located in the heart of the inner city of Madrid, and is composed by three buildings: Prado 19, 21, and Santa Catalina 10. It is listed as a BIC (Bien de Interés Cultural) with the category of a Monument. The original building of Prado 21 was designed in 1884 by Enrique Fort y Luis de Landecho, with interiors made by Arturo Mélida y Alinari.


The refurbishment and restoration works are part of an ambitious program for Architecture Heritage Conservation by the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda of Spain. Restoration and refurbishment, an attitude The key aim of the project is to eliminate all negative impacts which influenced the building in the last century. Besides, it was updated to current accessibility standards. The restoration and reparation of the existing is driven by the idea that the original structure should be emphasized in its spatial context and original materiality. The new reflects the old without imitating it. Following the charter of Venice and for a clear reading of the whole intervention, all the new works and additions are linked by using a new and unique material: oak wood. Returning natural light to Ateneo The whole process has been a work of “contemporary archeology”. The existing main section of the building was equipped with skylights over the main two stairs. Those were able to articulate spatially to the complex. In the middle of the 20th century, these skylights and the double story high entrance hall were closed. The project invests most of the efforts in this main longitudinal section, in recovering its spatial configuration and returning natural light to Ateneo.


馬德里文學與藝術博物館是一所私人機構,自 1820 年由政府公告,以科學、藝術與文學傳播為主的公用事業服務單位,被列為西班牙國家文物古蹟中的紀念館類別。此建築由各種具標誌性的空間組成,包含圖書館、音樂廳、Cacharrería (人們用來討論的特殊空間)、畫廊及曾為西班牙政治家曼努埃爾•阿薩尼亞的辦公室,且地處馬德里內城區的核心,由三棟大樓構成:Prado 19Prado 21Santa Catalina 10。最初 Prado 21 1884 年由建築師 Enrique Fort Luis de Landecho 設計,並由 Arturo Mélida Alinari 負責裝潢設計。


這項翻新與修復工程,是西班牙發展部在建築遺蹟保存中一項充滿野心的計畫。計畫的主要目的,在於減低建築於上個世紀所遭受的負面衝擊,並更新成符合現今使用的標準。「強調舊有建築的空間和原始質性」的概念,是驅動翻新與修復工程的原動力。整個過程有如一門當代考古學,不刻意模仿,而讓新建築仍能依稀透露出舊建築的影子。在 20 世紀中期,天窗及大廳入口曾為是關閉狀態,而現今建築主區的兩個主階梯之上設有天窗,使空間環境更加清晰開闊。這項計畫主要於縱向區域投入心力,以恢復原有的空間結構配置,並找回屬於馬德里文學與藝術博物館的自然光。

Principal Architects : Natalia Gutiérrez & Julio de la Fuente

Structural EngineeringMecanismo Ingeniería


Character of SpaceCulture facility, library, concert hall, conference room, gallery, offices

Principal MaterialsOak wood

LocationCalle Prado 21, Madrid, Spain

PhotosFernando Alda

TextGutiérrez-delaFuente Arquitectos

InterviewCoco Wang


主要建築師:娜塔莉亞.古第雷茲  朱立歐.德.拉.福恩德







文字:Gutiérrez-delaFuente 建築師事務所


Gutiérrez-delaFuente Arquitectos
Gutiérrez-delaFuente Arquitectos office was founded in 2006 in Madrid by Natalia Gutiérrez and Julio de la Fuente. The founders studied Architecture at ETSAM (Madrid School of Architecture), and continued their training in Madrid, and Ateliers Jean Nouvel in Paris.