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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Museum of Liverpool in Mann Island, UK by 3XN Architect

 
July 14th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: 3XN Architect

Located at the UNESCO World Heritage Site between the Albert Dock and the Pier Head, and next to a row of prominent historic buildings dubbed ‘The Three Graces’ the museum building is conceived as inclined or elevated platforms, gradually forming a sculptural structure. Fully accessible it will contribute to the public promenade flow along the Docks. Situated at the Pier Head, the museum will be visible from both the river and the city.

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  • Architects:3XN Architect
  • Project: Museum of Liverpool
  • Location: Liverpool, Mann Island, UK
  • Client: National Museums Liverpool

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  • Award: 1st prize in Invited competition 2004
  • Completion: 2005-2011
  • Size: 12.500 m2
  • Budget: DKK715m / €95m
  • Architect Design: Schønherr
  • Engineer: Buro Happold
  • Awards: Miami Bienal 2006 Silver Medal

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The nexus of the building, the central staircase is crucial to the museum, and during the design process it was studied thoroughly in sketches, 3-D renders, and in physical models. The atrium serves as a public ‘living room’ as well as entrance lobby, providing connection to the exhibition spaces which are dispersed around it.

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The new Museum of Liverpool ambitions to become the World’s leading city history museum, showcasing social history and popular culture and will look at Britain and the world through the eyes of Liverpool. It is estimated that the new museum will attract at least 750,000 visitors on a yearly basis, and that Liverpool, with the Museum as a symbol of the Liverpool’s ongoing regeneration, will be elevated into the front rank of European tourist destinations, as well as providing a brilliant place for local families to find out about their own history.

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