open lecture at BAS Wednesday 26. April from 1430-1600 by Maria Mestres and Magnus Wåge

Mestreswåge Architects, a young Spanish-Norwegian architect team (Maria Mestres, Magnus Wåge) established in 2005 and now based in Barcelona has already a fine portfolio of varied projects and build works behind them, with emphasis on transformative, hybrid spaces. This lecture will introduce some of their works and their archietcural appraoches but focus mainly on the "Kunstsilo" a recent project for a new art museum in Kristiansand. Read more!

The Kunstsilo international competition called for proposals to transform the Odderøya grain silo, which was built in 1935 on the wharf Silokaia in Kristiansand, Norway. The competition was recently won by Mestreswåge Architects in cooperation with Architecturestudio MX_SI (Hector Mendoza, Mara Partida, Boris Bezan) The kunstsilo proposal harnesses all the expressive power of a silo (an existing heritage building) in order to generate a diverse and complex urban space with a variety of spatial, programmatic and climatic characteristics. The project strikes an elegant balance by combining respect for the qualities of the silo building with an imaginative attitude to the inherently sculptural and special experiences it offers.