Memorial Museum of Human Rights

Micaela Giménez Cinellu
Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo, Tucumán

Project idea

The 1976 Argentine military regime ended with over 30.000 missing people that today are still looking for. This museum seeks to create social awareness of what happened in those years.

Project description

Between 1976 and 1982 the military dictatorship established in Argentina hundreds of clandestine detention centers (centros clandestinos de detención) where the kidnapped were kept with their eyes covered and their hands tied. The stories of the survivors tell us the recognition of space through movement, touch, step counting, etc.
The museum, through its sensorial architecture and its broken axes, creates feelings of instability and uncertainty.
Video of the model: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s147ZEuPdbU

Technical information

The project is built on two levels:
On the pedestrian level there is the entrance through a large concrete corridor of great height and minimum width. This corridor is the only element visible from the park and is made in broken angles.
On the basement level there is the reception with an auditorium, and then the main spaces: the "Identity Room" (tells the story of the missing people in Tucumán); the "Exhibition Room" (personal items, newspapers, etc.) are exhibited and the "Forest of Columns Room" where you must walk between bars to reach the end of the tour. All these spaces are illuminated with concrete and glass skylights that extend to the ground floor level where a large dry plaza is created.

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