The Montjoi Geotope is made up of slates, marbles and dark phyllites rich in iron, whose interaction with the sea transforms the original gray tones into ochers and reds resulting from oxidation.
Seeking a symbiosis with the landscape, it was decided to use stainless steel and Corten steel as base materials for the construction of the facilities. The alternation of both connects with the natural play of tones and textures existing in the environment.
The conjunction of stratigraphic, tectonic and morphological aspects gives the area exceptional geological interest. Singular phenomena are identified that are used as a reference to develop the construction concepts of the installations, which in turn end up being formalized by responding to the contents of each exhibition area. A tailored proposal is pursued for each installation within an overall identity that responds to the environment.
The design of the facilities arises from a process of identifying those common points shared by the folds, interferences, outcrops, faults, dikes or geological bands found in the area.
All of them show a series of common visual patterns resulting from the geological period in which they were formed. They are expressed through color, geometry and texture, which although intuitively perceived as intrusions in the predominant ecosystem, in turn transmit harmony in the whole. Seen from a certain distance, in many cases linear structures are perceived, with simple shapes, with a certain rhythm of repetition on some occasions that makes them stand out from the landscape.