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Memorial Museum to Abused Women

UniversityPontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra
Lead DesignersAna Virginia Reyes
Project LocationDistrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
Prize(s)Gold in Architecture Categories / Museum, Exhibits, Pavilions and exhibitions
Entry Description

The Memorial Museum to Abused Women was designed to be a voice of protest amidst growing national and international violence against women. The project is located at the center of the Polígono Central, the economic hive of Santo Domingo, capital of the country. This allows its message of protest to ring clear. The narrative of the museum explores the stages of the cycle of abuse—calm, tension, explosion, and reconciliation—through respectively themed exhibition rooms. This marking experience is achieved through the manipulation of spatial proportions, light and shadow, textures, and materials.