SUB TOPO GRAPHIA. Espai Cràter Museum


By Toni Casamor and Anna Codina
A book about the recently built volcanoes museum, Espai Cràter, in Olot (Catalonia, Spain). Introduction texts by Juhani Pallasmaa and Nicola di Battista

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The book explains the architectural project of the Espai Cràter museum in Olot (Catalonia, Spain). The new museum is built on an ancient dormant volcano near the town centre. This underground building frees up a large area of land that will be a new park. The outside of the building is only visible from its two facing entrances which create a walkway that crosses the interior of the building, built with materials from the volcanic landscape. The building forms part of the experience of visitors who see the volcano as their host. The new park is conceived as a natural beech forest, illuminated at night by tree lamps that simulate the flight of fireflies.



SUB TOPO GRAPHIA. Espai Cràter Museum. Olot


230x 310 mm


Toni Casamor, Anna Codina




Architecture, Landscape


Soft cover


English, Catalan, Spanish



   Publication date

March 2024

About the authors

Anna Codina. She founded her own architecture firm working on plans and projects for public and private buildings, winning several architecture competitions and building the projects. She has been awarded and her architecture has been published in national and international specialized media. In the last decade, she collaborates with various universities in Barcelona.

Toni Casamor. He founded ‘Baena Casamor Arquitectes’ and co-leader of this team until 2020. He has been professor of architecture at the ETH Zurich (1991-1992), at ESARQ-UIC, Barcelona (1998-2000), Anahuac, Mexico (2004), Alghero, Sardinia, Italy (2005) -2008), member of the jury at the Washington State AiA Awards in Seattle in 2015.He has lectured at the Delft, Manitoba in Winnipeg, in Seattle, Geneva and Luzern. Toni Casamor has developed international projects and has participated in architecture competitions in Spain, Germany and Switzerland. Among others, he has won the 2023 International Architizer Prize for the Pilarín Bayés Library in Vic, the ‘City of BARCELONA Prize’ 2015, for the Joan Maragall Library in Sant Gervasi, Barcelona, the first prize of the Catalunya Construcció Prize 2015, finalist of the Mies Van der Rohe Awards and First Prize MIPIM awards 2013, 

Anna Codina and Toni Casamor were professors at the School of Architecture at McGill U. (Montreal, Canada) as Sheff visiting professors in 2015 and created VOLstudio in 2020.

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