daniel libeskind: museum of contemporary art in milan
 
daniel libeskind: museum of contemporary art in milan
jul 04, 2011

daniel libeskind: museum of contemporary art in milan

‘museum of contemporary art’ by daniel libeskind in milan, italy image © hayes davidson

plans have been approved for daniel libeskind‘s new museum of contemporary art to be located within the citylife plan on the former fiera grounds in milan, italy. five square floor plates rotate with each successive level generating a fluid geometry. influenced by leonardo da vinci’s proportions of the vitruvian man, the twisting form promotes the visionary design, fashion and furniture work that has become internalized within the milanese lifestyle. planned public transportation stops intend to link the cultural center with the city’s thriving core.

daniel libeskind: museum of contemporary art in milan lobby / atrium image © hayes davidson

the building will consist of five thousand square meters of conditioned gallery space and seven thousand square meters of external space with garden terraces on every floor including the roof. the ceilings were placed at a minimum height of 5.5 meters to ensure their ability to host any proposed exhibition. the lobby features an 8 meter high atrium to suspend artwork while providing ventilation to upper galleries. the light rhythmic exterior cladding is visible from the interior through the glass curtain wall allowing visitors to experience their luminous qualities. the slender horizontal bronze varnished aluminum panels create a brise soleil pattern while filtering direct light from entering the galleries.

daniel libeskind: museum of contemporary art in milan gallery space image © hayes davidson

daniel libeskind: museum of contemporary art in milan projection gallery space image © hayes davidson

daniel libeskind: museum of contemporary art in milan exterior cladding filters light entering gallery spaces image © hayes davidson

daniel libeskind: museum of contemporary art in milan at night

image © hayes davidson

daniel libeskind: museum of contemporary art in milan initial proposal showing an art installation in the plaza image © hayes davidson

daniel libeskind: museum of contemporary art in milan initial proposal of museum sited within the surrounding park image © hayes davidson

daniel libeskind: museum of contemporary art in milan conceptual diagram image © studio daniel libeskind

  • I agree with Sophie, this building is unique and will definitely be a positive contribution to Milan’s architecture.

    Dana B.
  • at the first glance, i thought that libeskind is going better. because there is disturbing sharp things in this building.

    but when i see the ‘conceptual diagram’. i was shocked.
    i think he abused the vitruvian man fiercely. it’s a very cheap way to make vitruvian man as inspiration.

    god. he’s going worse.

    az allam
  • I like the museum when it is lit up at night. The form also creates interesting gallery spaces. I think its very elegant!

    Sophie
  • If Libeskind had even the tiniest bit of human decency he would be ashamed of himself for abusing Leonardo’s refined drawing to justify this really dumb and simplistic form. But his ego is too far gone for those sorts of thoughtful reflections.

    K-Man
  • Olá Daniel

    Vai pastar ovelhas!

    Jesus da Rua Fernandes Tomás
  • The peopkle responsible for this should be ‘outed’. Can Designboom name the SDL staffers who worked on this so the rest of the profession can add them to our “Do Not Hire” list?

    Davis
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