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Building of the Museum of Fine Arts

Castelló de la Plana

The Museum of Fine Arts of Castellón, located in the city of Castellón de la Plana (Spain), is a building planned by Mansilla and Tuñón Arquitectos, which has been awarded many national architecture recognitions, such as the Award of Architecture FAD 2001, the Obra Excelente Award on 2001 granted by Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas, and the Award of Architecture 1999-2000 of the COACV (Official Association of Architects of the Valencian Region).

This building surrounds a cloister landscaped with cypresses, which belongs to the old school of Serra Espadá. The building containing the halls is a stack of floors with the same dimensions, in which a double height space is displaced, like a cascade of voids. The exterior façade is covered with recycled aluminium smelting plates, which are engraved, and can be seen in the ancient Roman bricks preserved by the museum.

The Museum contains the artistic collection of the Provincial Council of Castellón and various deposits, donations and bequests of important artists.