The subject of the tender launched by the council was the requalification of the most relevant element among the port warehouse ensemble of ‘Porto Vecchio’, a magnificent building called ‘Magazzino 26’ listed as building of cultural interest.
Vazquez Consuegra will work on this distinguished building in Trieste’s ‘Porto Vecchio’ to convert it to the new seat of the Sea Museum, currently located on Campo Marzio’s street in the same city. It was built in 1893, with four levels and a 244 linear meters long facade, it is a beautiful example of industrial architecture, built in white Istria limestone and cast iron columns.
The creation of a new museum pole inside ‘Porto Vecchio’, together with other cultural strategies already going on in the same area, offers a real chance for the requalification of this significant port location of the city of Trieste.
The temporary consortium between Guillermo Vazquez Consuegra Architects and the Italian engineering consulting: Politecnica, Consilium, Cooprogetti, Mads & Associati, Re.Te, F. Lambertucci, M. Endrizzi and SGM Consulting, will be in charge of the project and the site work management of the new Sea Museum.