Museo del Prado by WTA leads A+ Popular Choice Vote

July 20, 2018



Pipo Gonzales

El Museo del Prado en Filipinas, a traveling exhibition by WTA Architecture + Design Studio was made based on the concept of social architecture. The pop-up exhibit featured paintings from the Madrid museum through 54 high-resolution reproductions. Featured painters include Francisco de Goya, Albrecht Dürer, and Juan Luna. Through the implied formations of its arches and vaults, visitors are immediately transported to the galleries of El Museo del Prado.

Visually endearing and highly functional, the masterful design achieves its goals in bringing art and culture to the public. And as institutions such as museums and even libraries intimidate the market that needs it most, it is a welcome statement in the Filipino social agenda.

William Ti Jr., the man behind the idea envisioned this project as a means to engage with people, provide accessible spaces, and create localized networks that serve bigger audiences.

El Museo del Prado En Filipinas by WTA Architecture + Design Studio
The modules can be dismantled by sections – giving it the flexibility to be installed, stored, and moved easily.
El Museo del Prado en Filipinas Travelling Exhibition by WTA Architecture + Design Studio
Though the exhibit aims for art to be seen in broad daylight, energy-saving lighting fixtures allow the modules to be functional even at night.
El Museo del Prado en Filipinas Travelling Exhibition by WTA Architecture + Design Studio
The sail-like structures are reminiscent of umbrellas, providing shade and visual interest and appealing to the sensibilities of Filipinos.

Watch the firm’s Principal Architect William Ti Jr. as he elaborates on social architecture and learn more about the concept behind the design of El Museo del Prado en Filipinas Traveling Exhibition.

The travelling exhibition is currently nominated in Architizer’s A+ Popular Choice Awards under the museum architecture category.

As of 2PM, El Museo del Prado en Filipinas was leading in the category at 37% of the total votes. Other entries include those from international design studios Bjarke Ingels Group, Heatherwick Studio, Steven Holl, and Burner/Cott.

The last day of voting is today, July 20. You can visit their site here to cast your vote.

Photos by WTA Architecture + Design Studio

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