Archive for the ‘Museum’ Category
Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015
Article source: AVA – Andrea Vattovani Architecture
The museum is located on one of the most prominent squares in Vienna. Unfortunately it is also one of urbanistically most problematic places in Vienna. The location of the newly planned extension of the “Wien Museum” is a great opportunity to improve the spatial qualities of “Karlsplatz”. The wonderful St. Charles’ Church is for sure one of the highlights of the square and Vienna in general. Urbanistacally the church is the focal point of the square, which has a good effect on it but the surrounding structures don’t really accompany this idea well. A building like St. Charles’ Church requires symmetry surrounding it to present itself even better. This inconsistency in urban planning is always present on the square and it gets more and more clear when you start to spend some time on the square. The current landscaping of the square just adds up to the inconsistency and is therefore also a part of the problem.
Image Courtesy © AVA – Andrea Vattovani Architecture
- Architects: AVA – Andrea Vattovani Architecture
- Project: Diamond, Wien Musem Neu
- Location: Vienna, Austria
- Project Architect: Andrea Vattovani
- Project Leaders: Igor Kolonic, Mario Keusch
- Renderings: Iddqd Studio
- Client: Wien Museum Projekt Gmbh
- Status: Competition
- Area: 12,000m²
- Date: 2015
Tuesday, December 8th, 2015
Article source: BCQ arquitectura barcelona
The restoration and recovery inside the Castle of Calafell were carried out years ago. Later, however, excavations were conducted in its extramural environment in which the remains of human activities of great interest: burials, food storage, remnants of older buildings, remains of the passage of vehicles… were found.
Image Courtesy © BCQ arquitectura barcelona
- Architects: BCQ arquitectura barcelona
- Project: ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK CASTLE OF CALAFELL
- Location: Tarragona, Spain
- Architects Authors: Toni Casamor, David Baena, Manel Peribáñez, Maria Taltavull,
- Architects team: Jordi Sánchez, Mika Iitomi (Landscaping), Vasco Mourão, Volker Schultz, Johanna Schweer, Jesús Caleb Treviño, Cassandre Lemarcis
- Technical Architect: Forteza Carbonell Associats, Maurici Díaz
- Structural Calculations: Eskubi-Turró Arquitectes, Jordi Granada, Arch.
- M&E Engineering: AIA Instal·lacions Arquitectòniques, Technical Department of Calafell Town Council
- Museum exhibit design: Dr. Joan Santacana (DIDPATRI-UB), Miriam Bernabé
- Client: Calafell Town Council
- Contractor: VIOPISA / AMC5 (more…)
Saturday, December 5th, 2015
Article source: Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership
Muzeiko, located in Bulgaria’s capital city of Sofia, is the first children’s museum to be built in post-Soviet Eastern Europe. Representing the culmination of Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership’s decades of experience with museum and exhibition design, it is also the culmination of the firm’s collaboration with its client, the America for Bulgaria Foundation.
Image Courtesy © Roland Halbe
- Architects: Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership
- Project: Muzeiko: children’s museum and science discovery center
- Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
- Photography: Roland Halbe
- Client: America for Bulgaria Foundation
- Design Principal: Lee H. Skolnick, FAIA
- Project Architect: Larry Sassi, AIA
- Project Manager: Scott Briggs, AIA
- LHSA+DP Project Team: Architecture: Lee H. Skolnick, FAIA, Design Principal; Paul S. Alter, AIA, Managing Principal; Scott Briggs, AIA; Larry Sassi, AIA; Ted Klingensmith.
- Exhibit Design/Interpretive Team: Lee H. Skolnick, Design Principal; Jo Ann Secor, Director of Museum Services; Scott Briggs, Christina Ferwerda, Yun Chu Chou, Curt Meissner, Jethro Rebollar, Tugce Zaloglu.
- Graphic Design Team: Christina Lyons, Dan Ownbey, Alyssa Liegel, Daphne Smith
- Landscape Architect: Studio Gurkov (Bulgaria)
- Interior Designer: LHSA+DP (more…)
Saturday, December 5th, 2015
Article source: Studio Marco Vermeulen
After an eight-month renovation, the Biesbosch Museum reopened to the public this summer. The museum has been completely transformed and extended with a new wing that opens to its beautiful surroundings and houses a restaurant and temporary exhibition space for contemporary art. The permanent exhibition that explains the historical development of the region has also been totally revamped. A large water model of the Biesbosch and a freshwater tidal park are also planned on the Museum Island. Building, interior, water model and freshwater tidal park were designed by Studio Marco Vermeulen, and the exhibition was designed by Studio Joyce Langezaal.
Image Courtesy © Ronald Tilleman
- Architects: Studio Marco Vermeulen
- Project: Biesbosch Museum Island
- Location: Werkendam, Netherlands
- Photography: Ronald Tilleman
- Program: museum (permanent and changing exhibition space), offices, visitor center, library, cinema, museum restaurant, offices. Museum Garden and Waterplayground (completion mid 2016)
- Construction: Renovation / new building
- Construction costs: ca. 3 million
- Construction time: 8 months
- Completion: june 2015
- Gross Floor Area: 1.300 m2 (more…)
Thursday, November 26th, 2015
Article source: DesignGroup
Under the design leadership of DesignGroup principal Michael Bongiorno, AIA, the museum design team has developed a bold and novel design strategy. DesignGroup asked provocative questions of CMA about both the relationship of the museum to contemporary culture and the museum’s physical relationship to the city and its citizens. From those questions, the design evolved out of our deep understanding of the particularities of the site, the imperatives of the programmatic relationships, and the redefinition of the museum’s relationship to its physical and social context. The building design, then, is a reflection of the museum’s ambition to be more visible, relevant, and connected to the community as a meeting point between art, the public and the physical city.
View of Columbus Museum of Art’s new Margaret M. Walter Wing with the Museum’s historic Richard M. and Elizabeth M. Ross Building, Image Courtesy © Brad Feinknopf
- Architects: DesignGroup
- Project: Columbus Museum of Art Expansion and Renovation
- Location: Columbus, Ohio, United States
- Photography: Brad Feinknopf
Friday, November 13th, 2015
Article source: MVRDV
Today the City Council of Rotterdam has given go-ahead for the realisation of Collectiegebouw, the public depot building for Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, at the envisioned location in Rotterdam’s Museumpark. With the art depot, which will be open to the public, Rotterdam creates a world premiere. The 14.000m2 depot is planned to open its doors in 2018.
MAIN VIEW ADD GREEN, Image Courtesy © MVRDV
- Architects: MVRDV
- Project: Art depot of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
- Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Friday, October 30th, 2015
Article source: v2com
Train World, the new Belgian railway museum, opened on September 25 after ten years of work and an investment of 25 million euros. Lightemotion, creative office in Montreal, is pleased to have participated in the lighting of this new past, present and future railway showcase, which exhibits the most beautiful original pieces of the country’s history collection.
Image Courtesy © Marie-Francoise Plissart
- Architects: Lightemotion
- Project: Multisensory experience at the new Belgian railway museum Train World
- Location: Brussels, Belgium
- Photography: Marie-Francoise Plissart
Thursday, October 29th, 2015
Article source: kadawittfeldarchitektur
The new museum at the Weinberg in Kassel has been designed to present the Brothers Grimm‘s works. It translates the historical and topographical features of the surrounding park into a continuous open space and invites visitors to explore the exhibitions at their own pace.
Image Courtesy © Jan Bitter
- Architects: kadawittfeldarchitektur
- Project: Grimmwelt
- Location: Kassel, Germany
- Photography: Jan Bitter
- Project management: Oliver Venghaus
- Project team: Martina Malsbender, Emma Mc Gloin, Jörg Notbohm, Leonie Horstmann, Diana Lamsfuß, Volker Steinbrenner, Robert Ringhoff (student assistant), LiessaRiebesel (student assistant) Consultants: Daniel Trappen (interior design), Christiane Luiz (interior design), Andreas Horsky (visualisation), Andrea Blaschke (modelling)
- Project team competition phase: Johannes Müntinga, Simon Kortemeier, Martin van Laack (student assistant)
- Project management: DU Diederichs Projektmanagement AG & Co.KG, Wuppertal
- Structuralengeneering: Bollinger + Grohmann, Frankfurt am Main
- Constructionsitemanagement / tendering: ATELIER 30 Architekten GmbH, Kassel
- Client: DocumentaStadt Kassel represented by AmtfürHochbau und Gebäudebewirtschaftung (construction – overall project management) and Kulturamt (management of museum concept and exhibition design) ObereKönigsstraße 8, 34117 Kassel (more…)
Saturday, October 24th, 2015
Article source: Scenic Architecture Office
As the most integrally preserved canal-town in Shanghai, Zhujiajiao attracts an increasing number of visitors every year with its authentic tradition of eastern China. The site, located at the entry of the old town, faces two 470-year-old ginkgo trees. This 1,800 sqm museum will house paintings and other art works related to the history of Zhujiajiao.
- Architects: Zhu Xiaofeng / Scenic Architecture Office
- Project: Zhujiajiao Museum of Humanities & Arts
- Location: Zhujiajiao town, Shanghai, China
- Photography: Iwan Baan
- Software used: CAD, Sketchup, Photoshop, IN design
- Client: Shanghai Dianshanhu Newtown Development Ltd.
- Site Area: 1448 sqm
- Building Area: 1818 sqm
- Program: Fine Arts Museum
- Design/Built: 2008-2010
- Design Team: Li Qitong, Xu Lei, Dong Zhiping, Zhang Hao
- Structural & MEP: Shanghai Xiandai Huagai Architectural Design Ltd.
- Material: White painted wall, Glass, Zinc panel roofing, granite
Sunday, September 27th, 2015
Article source: Archinature Workshop
A children’s museum in essence should be a space that encourages children’s mind and produce a sense of discovery by playing. That’s why the concept of Labyrinth of Crete arises as the starting point for the Children’s Museum – Iztapalapa.
Image Courtesy © Archinature Workshop
- Architects: Archinature Workshop
- Project: El Laberinto
- Location: Mexico
- Software used: Archicad 18, Artlantis and Photoshop