amanda levete and her practice AL_L have unveiled images for the transformation of the paisley museum in scotland. with a fully accessible entrance courtyard and a dramatic red glazed entrance hall, the structure creates a dynamic and inviting presence on the high street and a contemporary face for the museum.

A_LA reveals images of proposed paisley museum transformation in scotland
all images courtesy of AL_L

 

 

the proposed plans for the paisley museum by AL_L showcase a new wing to the west of the existing building, providing step-free access through the museum up to the coats observatory. it contains social and informal learning spaces and a café with views onto the museum garden. the renovated museum and library buildings will be in conversation with the new addition. together they create a cohesive museum campus and a visitor experience of international quality.

A_LA reveals images of proposed paisley museum transformation in scotland

 

 

the project will double the area for the display of the museum’s rich and unique collection, with all gallery spaces meeting international environmental standards. the museum will reopen in 2020 following a £42m transformation and is expected to draw audiences from all over the world, quadrupling visitor numbers to 125,000 a year.

AL_A reveals images of proposed paisley museum transformation in scotland

 

 

project info:

 

architect: AL_A 

name: paisley museum

conservation architect: giles quarme & associates

engineering: arup

landscape architect: GROSS.MAX

exhibition design: OPERA amsterdam

quantity surveyors: gardiner & theobald

set to open: 2020