Art Museum - KUNSTHALLE
The design study for a Contemporary Art Museum feutures stylistic minimalism, permeably with the outside environment, and attention to visitors` visual experience.
(prize «Best 40 under 40 European Architects»)
Competition, revised student project, Architectural critic: Ivo Covic
On the outside the museum looks like a half-cube with an entrance cut into it on the north side in the shape of a truncated pyramid. This splaying effect creates an anti-perspective internal view, which means that visitors in the lobby cannot see the architectural mass of the museum separating it from the outside nature. In this way, the structure holding the works of art disappears from the view of the people inside, at the same time drawing surrounding nature inside the premises. At night-time, in contrast, this aperture turns into a powerful and highly visible light source. The building is also pierced from the roof by an impluvium, which, as it extends right up through the entire height of the structure, allows natural light to flow freely into the internal rooms. The atmospheric features penetrating into the main architectural body render the experience of observing the works of art and building as something entirely unexpected and unique.