We are a design studio that approaches exhibition challenges from the creation of stimulating experiences, which detonate the senses and expand the view towards new concepts of diverse realities.
Directed by Augusto Saavedra, the studio was established in 1995, and in 2000 it was consolidated as Ámbito Cero. Now a days we have a multidisciplinary team of professionals who have carried out various projects of museums and interpretation centers around the world, developing the museographic proposals from the conceptualization to the production. Watch reel.
We believe in the provocation and seduction in order to generate a stimuli, from which the viewer becomes involved to receive the content. We believe that by approaching the different types of content through a spatial experience, all the senses are stimulated, and the content will be recorded in our intellectual and sensory memory.
The studio has 24 years of experience, and 19 under the exclusive direction of Augusto.
We are a design studio specialized in exhibitions.
We have designed a total of 74,365 m² of exhibition that have been built. The equivalent of 286 tennis courts!
Augusto and Cristián have been working together since 2001.
We believe in reflection and questioning to generate new ideas.
The best ideas are born from conversation, shared points of view and team work.
In the studio we have an extensive library. The reference book par excellence is Dani Freixes & Varis Arquitectes, by Mihail Moldoveanu.
Augusto is a great friend of the artist Fernando Prats, with whom he collaborates on occasions to carry out his projects.
Our studio is located on a 10th floor in Poble Nou, with views of all of Barcelona.
At night, only the desk lamps are lit to continue seeing the skyline of the city.
Augusto is a passionate Apple customer, so all the studio’s equipment are Mac.
We have two cacti in the studio: Anacleto and Filomena.
In the studio we consume 62L of water per month.
The sound landscape of the studio is governed by clicks, seagulls and construction cranes.
Since the pandemics, Cristián and Cristina work from their house, so Zoom meetings are very frequent in the studio.
Augusto takes his time at breakfast, where he finds out about the latest news and shares them with the team when he arrives.
Cristián is the master composing plants. They look like graphic design works when finished.
Santiago puts a post-it on the computer's camera so that google does not spy on him. Just kidding google :S
Augusto loves the etymology of words, which helps us a lot when it comes to conceptualizing.
The story of Ámbito Cero as a museographic design studio, is linked to Augusto Saavedra, director of the studio, specialized in ephemeral architecture and museographic design.
Graduated from the School of Architecture and Urbanism of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (Chile) in 1985, he made several specialization courses, among others, Master in Museography and Ephemeral Architecture dictated by the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona in 1995. He also coursed "Museums and Contemporary Art Centers:" The role of the Curator "by the Menéndez Pelayo International University, 1993, and the Master's course in Scientific Museum of the Science Museum of the" la Caixa "Foundation.
Within the academic activity, he has been a speaker in the courses of Scientific Museum: "Towards a Total Museology" by CosmoCaixa, Barcelona, 2006, 2007 and 2008.
He has been an invited professor of the Masters program in museography, taught by the National University Andrés Bello, Santiago de Chile, 2005, and for six years he was professor of Graphic Expression Systems at the ESDI School of Design of Sabadell, linked to the University Ramón Llull, Barcelona, 1994-1999.
The experience in the field of museographic design began in 1986, at the DPC Enric Franch studio, where he collaborated in the development of important museum projects, such as the two Biennales de Arte de Barcelona (1987-1989) with an extension of 9,000m2 each. Also noteworthy are the Museum of Science and the Cosmos and the Museum of History, both in Tenerife; or the permanent exhibition "Energy" of the Museu de la Ciència i de la Ténica de Catalunya, and more than 200 museographic projects developed between 1986 and 1995.
In 1995, together with Aldo Ariza, he founded Ariza + Saavedra: Design, the basis of what, starting in 2000, will be Ámbito Cero, a studio he currently directs.
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