diller scofidio + renfro: munch museum proposal
 
diller scofidio + renfro: munch museum proposal diller scofidio + renfro: munch museum proposal
apr 30, 2009

diller scofidio + renfro: munch museum proposal

munch museum proposal by diller scofidio + renfro all images courtesy diller scofidio + renfro

continuing our recent coverage of the munch museum design competition, here is new york firm’s diller scofidio + renfro proposal.

the museum is an amphibious land/water dweller. the programmatic organization of the museum exploits land, water, and the in-between to create a rich experience for visitors and a clear functional logic for museum staff. the back-of-house space of the museum is land bound at the north, closest to urban support functions. entry to the museum and visitor related spaces and services dip into the harbor through the sub-aquatic hall and connect to the galleries that dramatically emerge from the water at the southern end in an iconic art tower. this separation of the major building functions by water is both symbolic and functional. it positions the art collections in a site that is free of the everyday, free from distraction, free from time concerns. the separation also allows for a more secure place for the art, elevated off the water with few and highly very visible attenuated routes out of the building.

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