On Tuesday, November 8, the MEIAC Museum in Badajoz, Spain inaugurated the exhibition dedicated to architect Justo García Rubio. Justo García Rubio is considered a referential figure of contemporary avant-garde in Spanish architecture. His buildings, generally located in small towns in the heart Spain, are an example of the combination of modern architecture with a very personal and artistic approach from the author, whose creativity is not stopped by a limited budget.
“Justo Garcia Rubio”
November 8, 2016 – January 12, 2017
Calle Museo, s/n, Badajoz
The Bus Station of Casar de Cáceres, one of his well-known works, was conceived as a great ribbon of white concrete that curves and folds unto itself to create differentiated spaces -one designed for the parking of the coaches, and a waiting area for users-, in a unique and expressive free gesture. The new health center of Nuevo Cáceres responds to that same sinuous and undulating concept.
These projects and others such as the INEM building or the “Factoría Joven” in Cáceres, the Institute of Tiétar, an impressive school in Monesterio or the unfinished project of a reception area and parking in Guadalupe are collected in this exhibition where over a hundred original drawings as well as physical models and notes by the author are displayed together with photographs of the finished buildings, bringing us closer to the foundations of García Rubio‘s language.
Justo García Rubio (Cáceres, 1948) is considered to be a referential figure for contemporary architectural avant-garde. His work is an example of one of the most innovative buildings in Spain, taking the county of Extremadura -located on the south-east border with Portugal- to a privileged position in the map of the international architectural elite. His projects have been exhibited at the Venice Biennale, been on the cover of the most prestigious architecture and design magazines and have received numerous awards and distinctions such as the Extremadura Prize for Creation in 2003, or selected in the Architecture FAD Awards.
The exhibition has been sponsored by Liberbank with the support of the Association of Friends of MEIAC and the Superior School of Art and Design of Mérida.