Museo Centro de Arte Reina Sofia

June 1, 2009

Architect: Jean Nouvel

Date: 2005

Location: Madrid, Spain

We approached the Reina Sofia from the plaza on the opposite side of the new addition.  From this side the only visible signs of the addition is a pair of elevator towers.

Reina Sofia Old Section

Reina Sofia Old Section

Proceeding around the building the addition comes into view in all its bright red glory.  The addition is a series of buildings around a covered triangular courtyard.

Reina Sofia Plaza

Reina Sofia Plaza

On top of one of the buildings is an observation patio that provides views down into the courtyards and out to the surrounding city.  This patio is accessed from above by escalator.

Escalator to Reina Sofia Patio

Escalator to Reina Sofia Patio

Reina Sofia Rooftop Patio

Reina Sofia Rooftop Patio

In one of the buildings is a cafe that sits underneath the new auditorium.  This building also contains some of the most interesting bathrooms on the trip.

Cafe under Reina Sofia Auditorium

Cafe under Reina Sofia Auditorium

Reina Sofia Bathroom

Reina Sofia Bathroom

The new addition to the Museo Centro de Arte Reina Sofia was created in order to free up space withing the existing building for artwork and therefor serves as the new bookstore, library, and administrative offices.

Reina Sofia Photos

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