Futuro Precedente, Roma, Italia, 2022

The architectural proposal presented under the motto Futuro Precedente, referring to a future rooted in the knowledge of history, aims to solve the various problems presented by the building in relation to its compliance with Italian building regulations, acting and restoring those essential elements of its original structure and in its complex diagram of circulations, re-establishing even some connections of the original convent to better link the two cloisters, as well as the cloister of the Tempietto with the garden. The proposal also offers an extension that helps to solve the current lack of specific spaces for the proper development of the creative and research processes of the residents.

This proposal also intends to functionally reconfigure some unique areas of the RAER by offering a series of multipurpose spaces that can meet the new needs of production in the digital era and cultural expansion with the accession of new disciplines. It also proposes to strengthen the museum circuit and create new studios for work. Particularly, it will provide resident researchers with a belvedere-workspace above the library, a new heart, with the most impressive views of the city, located between the two towers and thus balancing the quality of the workspaces of all residents. All this economic effort must have a visibility according to the expectations that we want to offer to the eternal city, Rome, with a building with its windows and doors open to its citizens and visitors. A three-phase master plan is presented in parallel to the architectural proposal, which allows for a very effective continuity of the life of the Academy while the refurbishment and expansion works are carried out.

With this expansion and functional renovation, by intervening in the historic building, new public areas open the building even more to the city of Rome, culturally completing the experience of visiting the Tempietto de Bramante with an offer of cultural activities and services typical of a prestigious center that represents Spanish and Latin American culture abroad (since the Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for Development, with its grants, offers this possibility to artists and researchers of the Hispanic community).