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New MNIR – the National Museum of Romanian History in Bucharest, Romania by Wigwam – a Kei Development Division

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Article source: Wigwam – a Kei Development Division

Our proposal’s aim is to make the people an active part of the building’s life, by exploring it, by being seen and by simply coming together, breeding a sense of tolerance, awareness, identity and mutual respect. The building was envisaged as a democratic place for all people and a centerpiece for a regenerated area of the city, transforming the historic building in a vibrant cultural center that highlights the importance of cultural activities for the contemporary time.

Image Courtesy © Wigwam – a Kei Development Division

Image Courtesy © Wigwam – a Kei Development Division

  • Architects: Wigwam – a Kei Development Division
  • Project: New MNIR – the National Museum of Romanian History
  • Location: Bucharest, Romania
  • Authors: arh. Razvan Barsan, arh. Dana Ioana Tudor
  • Co-authors: arh. Dragos Nastase, arh. int. Cristina Postu, arh. int. Iulia Ghita, arh. int. Catalina Simion
  • Year: 2016

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Liget Budapest Museum in Hungary by JMA

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Article source: JMA

In response to the Hungarian government’s noble mission to erect new buildings for six important cultural institutions that are to be located within the City Park in Budapest, this design concept focuses on the museums of architecture and photography. The concept encompasses all aspects of the design program so as to present the jury, and the Hungarian people, with architectural works of art in both structure and landscape, that distinguish both the Hungarian culture and the whole of Europe in a world-renown manner. The concept intends to present works of art housing works of art harmoniously, providing an intriguing dynamic that will draw all visitors to its environs in a manner that simultaneously embraces interaction, enriches cultural pride, and satisfies a desire for an experiential aesthetic that will be immeasurably fulfilling and long-lasting.

Image Courtesy © JMA

Image Courtesy © JMA

  • Architects: JMA
  • Project: Liget Budapest Museum
  • Location: Budapest, Hungary
  • Software used: Rhino, Maxwell

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National Museum Zurich in Switzerland by Atelier Brückner GmbH

Friday, August 12th, 2016

Article source: Atelier Brückner GmbH

Archaeology Switzerland – National Museum Zurich

The National Museum Zurich provides a new permanent exhibition, designed by ATELIER BRÜCKNER: “Archaeology Switzerland”. It is located in the new building by the architects Christ & Gantenbein, which sculpturally complements the old museum building and makes a continuous and uninterrupted visitor viewing route possible. 500 square metres of exhibition floor space in the shape of lightning lie between the existing cultural-history presentations of the Swiss National Museum. New means of gaining access to the past are thus created – and not only for Swiss people.

Image Courtesy © Daniel Stauch

Image Courtesy © Daniel Stauch

  • Architects: Atelier Brückner GmbH
  • Project: National Museum Zurich
  • Location: Zurich, Switzerland
  • Text: by Claudia Luxbacher. English translation by Sean McLaughlin
  • Photography: Daniel Stauch

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Przełomy in Szczecin, Poland by KWKPromes Robert Konieczny

Sunday, August 7th, 2016

Article source: KWKPromes Robert Konieczny

PREVIOUS STATE

At the end of the Second World War when the Potsdam Conference (1945) pushed back the German border, part of the region of Western Pomerania remained in Polish territory. The German inhabitants were deported and quickly replaced by new Polish settlers. For decades, Szczecin, the capital of the region, suffered from this uprooting and the ripping apart of its social fabric, a situation aggravated by the fact that, thanks to Soviet censorship, the people were denied a rigorous history of what had actually happened. This memory hole was accompanied by the testimony of numerous physical holes left in the city centre by allied aerial bombing attacks. What had once been a densely-populated, vibrant urban zone was turned into a pockmarked territory which Soviet architecture continued to ill-treat by opening up new motorways, putting up crude constructions of hefty concrete blocks and neglecting the city’s many desolate, empty lots.

Image Courtesy © Jakub Certowicz

Image Courtesy © Jakub Certowicz

  • Architects: KWKPromes Robert Konieczny
  • Project: Przełomy
  • Location: Szczecin, Poland
  • Photography: Juliusz Sokołowski, Jakub Certowicz, Aneta Popławska-Suś, Magdalena Kotelon
  • Developer: Muzeum Narodowe w Szczecinie
  • Collaborators: authors: Robert Konieczny, Katarzyna Furgalinska, Dorota Zurek coauthor: Michal Lisinski collaboration: Aleksandra Stolecka, Piotr Tokarski, Adam Radzimski, Joanna Biedna, Magdalena Adamczak
  • Cost: 6,202,500 €
  • Area: 9,577 m2
  • Beginning of the project: 2009
  • Beginning of work: 2012
  • End of work: 2015

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Green Air in St. Louis, Missouri by Nomad Studio

Sunday, August 7th, 2016

Article source: Nomad Studio 

Conceived as a living, kinetic sculpture nested within the courtyard of the Contemporary Art Museum of Saint Louis, Green Air proposes an immersive space, a hanging garden that floats above a tapestry of ever changing shadows.

Image Courtesy © Alise O'Brien

Image Courtesy © Alise O’Brien

  • Architects: Nomad Studio
  • Project: Green Air
  • Location: Contemporary Art Museum of Saint Louis (CAM), Missouri, USA
  • Photography: Alise O’Brien, David Johnson and Sarah Rothberg
  • Consultants: LIA Engineering
  • Installation Team: Jessi Cerutti & Caleb Hauck
  • Maintenance Team: St. Louis Master Gardeners

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Montreal Biodome Science Museum Renewal in Québec, Canada by KANVA in collaboration with NEUF architect(e)s

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Article source: v2com

The Biodome, originally built as a velodrome for the 1976 Olympic Games, and converted into a natural science museum in 1992, launched an international competition in 2014 to revitalize its visitors’ experiences as part of a city-wide renewal plan to celebrate Montreal’s 375th birthday. The winning entry convinced the client and international jury to rethink the relationship between mankind and nature as well as use the renovation to bolster the centre’s social mission to educate the public. The Biodome is an integral member of Space for Life, a series of museum pavillons that showcase to the public natural sciences, including an insectarium, a botanical garden and a planetarium, which are all located within the Olympic Park in the East side of Montreal. Each year Space for life receives over 1.7 million visitors including many tourists, educational camps and schools, making it one of Canada’s most important museum complexes.

Subpolar Regions Ecosystems, Image Courtesy © KANVA

Subpolar Regions Ecosystems, Image Courtesy © KANVA

  • Architects: KANVA
  • Project: Montreal Biodome Science Museum Renewal
  • Location: Québec, Canada
  • Client: Space for Life (City of Montreal)
  • Competition organizer: Design Montreal
  • Collaborating architect: NEUF architect(e)s
  • Mechanical/Electrical engineers: Bouthillette Parizeau
  • Structural engineers: NCK
  • Museology: Nathalie Matte
  • Scenography: KANVA and Anick La Bissonnière
  • Signage / Branding: Bruce Mau Design
  • Lighting Consultant: Light Factor
  • Code / Cost consultant: GLT+
  • Specifications: Atelier 6
  • Surveyor + 3D Scanning: Topo 3D
  • Awards / Recognition
    • 2015 Canadian Architect – Award of Excellence
    • 2016 World Architecture Festival (WAF) – Finalist / Future projects – Culture category

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Pierre Lassonde Pavilion in Ville de Québec, Canada by OMA Architecture and Provencher Roy

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Article source: v2com

On June 24 took place the inauguration of the new Pierre Lassonde pavilion of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, whose architectural conception started in 2011. It is with a tremendous sense of pride that Provencher_Roy assists to the opening of the doors to this building that imparts a newfound architectural cohesiveness to the Musée and enables Québecers and tourists alike, thanks to a 90% increase in exhibition space, to discover in greater depth the MNBAQ’s impressive art collection.

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

  • Architects: OMA Architecture and Provencher Roy
  • Project: Pierre Lassonde Pavilion
  • Location: Ville de Québec, Canada
  • Photography: Bruce Damonte
  • Client: Musée national des beaux-arts de québec
  • Concept development and realisation: Provencher_roy
  • Disciplines: Architecture, Urban design, Lanscaping, Sustainability
  • Partners in charge: Shohei shigematsu, Jason long (oma), Matthieu geoffrion, Claude provencher, Michel roy (provencher_roy)
  • Entrepreneur: EBC
  • Landscaping: Paysage fahey
  • Lightning: Buro happold
  • Acoustic: Legault & davidson
  • Structural engineering: Snc-lavalin – bpr bâtiment
  • Mechanical and electrical engineering: Bouthillette parizeau / teknika hba
  • Art: M. Ludovic boney “une cosmologie sans genèse”
  • Demolition: Tro-chaines inc.
  • Excavation: Raoul pelletier inc.
  • Area: 14 900 m²
  • Year: 2013 to 2016

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Joliette art Museum in Canada by Les architectes FABG

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Article source: v2com

Today the Musée d’art de Joliette is recognized as Quebec’s most important regional art museum. While pursuing the objectives of conservation, dissemination and research established over half a century ago by its founders, the Musée continues to expand its permanent collection, which currently comprises some 8,500 works held in four collections: Canadian art, European art, contemporary art and archaeology.

Image Courtesy © Steve Montpetit

Image Courtesy © Steve Montpetit

  • Architects: Les architectes FABG
  • Project: Joliette art Museum
  • Location: Joliette, Canada 
  • Photography: Steve Montpetit

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Serlachius Museum Gösta Extension Competition Entry in Mänttää, Finland by MCKNHM Architects and Juliane Demel

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Article source: MCKNHM Architects and Juliane Demel\

A simple concept of an architectural heart surrounded by radial arranged building wings, results in a design that minimizes the impact on a very delicate site for a museum extension in Mänttää Finland.

MCKNHM Architects main objective was to reduce the impact of the volume on the delicate site and to intertwine the building with the beautiful environment. Through the “heart and wings” concept the large building mass of 4700sqm is scattered around a central heart. The new building is split up into a number of squares that form a dialectic relationship towards the site and the existing Museum building. These square like building wings are arranged in a circle to form the central space, “the Heart” of the new Museum Extension. Joenniemi Manor, the existing museum building, is a very particular one of these wings as the tallest and oldest, its sublime presence is still untouched and engages in an interesting dialogue with the new clustered building addition that is cautiously connected by a barely visible underground passageway.

Image Courtesy © MCKNHM Architects and Juliane Demel

Image Courtesy © MCKNHM Architects and Juliane Demel

  • Architects: MCKNHM Architects and Juliane Demel
  • Project: Serlachius Museum Gösta Extension Competition Entry
  • Location: Mänttää, Finland
  • Model: Anikó Krén
  • Team: Mark Mueckenheim, Juliane Demel
  • Building’s scope information: Useable floor area 4497sqm, gross floor area: 4961sqm, net area: 3146sqm

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Schaumagazin Brauweiler in Cologne, Germany by MCKNHM Architects BDA

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Article source: MCKNHM Architects BDA

The concept for an art storage building references the spatial qualities of two world famous museums. These qualities are organized with the building typology of a library in mind. The final result is a CO2 neutral building that is blending into a delicate park in Brauweiler near Cologne, Germany.

Image Courtesy © MCKNHM Architects

Image Courtesy © MCKNHM Architects

  • Architects: MCKNHM Architects BDA
  • Project: Schaumagazin Brauweiler
  • Location: Cologne-Brauweiler, Germany
  • Model: Anikó Krén
  • Team: Mark Mueckenheim, Frank Ceisick, Rafael Drzymalla, Denise Stella
  • Landscape: ClubL94 landscape architects – Burkhard Wegener
  • Structure: Fuehrer, Kosch, Juerges Engineers – Prof. Winfried F. Führer, Dipl.-Ing. Ulrich Kosch
  • HVAC: Ingenieurgemeinschaft TEN Trümper-Erpenbach-Nordhausen GmbH – Dipl.-Ing. Werner Hegemann
  • Building Physics: knp.bauphysik – Christoph Hämmerling

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