National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC)

Adaptation of the old Palau Nacional created by the 1929 Universal Exhibition of Barcelona as the headquarters of the National Art Museum of Catalonia. The building contains the entire brief: permanent and temporary exhibitions, restaurant, shop and bookstore, auditorium, restoration centre, conservation departments, documentation and registry centre, library, administration and the singular oval hall, which is the most representative space.

Programme : Culture, Museum, Rehabilitation
Location : Barcelona, Spain  
Client : Ministry of Culture, Generalitat of Catalonia, Barcelona City Council  
Architect : Josep Benedito, Gae Aulenti
Surface : 24.650 m²  
Status : Built