In the National Museum of Afro-Brazilian Culture in Salvador da Bahia it’s suggested the expansion of the exhibition area to the nearby urban void where it’s proposed the erection of a new volume.
The concept relies on the idea of a sober and contemporary architectural piece well adjusted to the surroundings.
The facade system, comprising a system of stone blades acting like a "skin", is spaced from the glazed facade creating an interspace that increases the building’s expression.
Despite its connection to the existing building, this volume has a separate entrance in an indented plan. In the indoor space, there is a central area where the stairs are located. This area is very luminous and, the constant contrast of light and dark conferred by the blades, gives it a dynamic character.
In the exhibition space, we propose a wide open area that allows enough freedom for the assembly of exhibitions.