As one of the most important artists in History, Picasso deserved one of the best specialist teams to restore the paneling in the museum of his city of birth, the Picasso Museum in Málaga, Spain.
The Picasso museum was built in a 450-year-old former palace and opened its doors in 2003. The project involved multiple architects and contractors, with our company having the honor of restoring paneled ceilings on behalf of Mr. Enrique Nuere along with other Mudéjar-style woodworks which perfectly combined modernity and historical tradition.
The project began in 1998 and was led by American architect, Mr. Richard Gluckman, together with Ms Isabel Chamber and Mr. Rafael Martín Delgado, with Mr. Enrique Nuere as architect of the woodworks and carved ceilings.
The initial project budget was $20 million. Further town buildings were acquired in order to develop a larger exhibition space and a library, auditorium and education center were added.
Gluckman’s firm won the American Institute of Architects’ 2005 Design Award for the project, in recognition of the way in which he set off the 285 works by Picasso against the sense of harmony and beauty he created and for his marriage of the carved wood ceilings with local traditions.
Other flagship projects in which we have been involved include: the Thyssen Museum, (Málaga), the Ancient Palace of Villalón; Orán Convention Center, (Algeria); Finca el Cortesin Golf Hotel & Resort, (Málaga); Church of Santa María de los Reales Alcázares, (Jaén).