Contemporary Spanish exhibition spaces

  • Zorán Vukoszávlyev
  • Anna Kóródy
  • Zsolt Szendrei


The resource paper analyses the contemporary Spanish architecture of museums and exhibition spaces based on different architectural aspects. The increasing number of museums in the last 20 years intensifies the actuality of the theme - contemporary museologists have established a tendency of building new museums. The continuous growth of the number and types of exhibition spaces demand a new way of systematization. In addition, the museum has become a communal and meeting place, which situates the exhibited works of art in a new context, providing wide perspective for examining art, architecture and their connection, and giving a general idea of that in the examined epoch. The aspects of the analysis developed by ourselves have an approach based on design, completing the existing museological and historical bibliography. The architecture of exhibition spaces is one of the most independent genres and it allows unique forming of space and volume, however, there are strict tendencies that make their classifying possible.
Keywords: museum architecture, exhibition space, contemporary Spanish architecture, Iberian peninsula
How to Cite
Vukoszávlyev, Z., Kóródy, A. and Szendrei, Z. (2010) “Contemporary Spanish exhibition spaces”, Periodica Polytechnica Architecture, 41(2), pp. 63-72.