Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology
The architectural design draws on the context of the site, creating both physical and conceptual connections to the waterfront and back to the heart of the city. The building creates four exhibition spaces beneath a gracefully undulating roof, conceived to create a new public space above the galleries. AL_A’s low-slung response exploits the natural assets of the site, framing an architectural narrative that is sensitive to both its cultural heritage and the future of the city. Blending structure into landscape, the kunsthalle is designed to allow people to walk over, under and through the building that sits beneath a gently expressed arch – one of the oldest forms in western architecture – as well as access the city via a new footbridge over the railway tracks and along the riverside walk. Maintaining a very real connection to the history of the site, the electricity substation and transformers needed to supply the local community continue to operate on the western edge, embraced by the sweeping design of the building.
Information provided in part by: Amanda Levete