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Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts

Tadao Ando Architect & Associates

America settentrionale | St. Louis

This is the museum housing an art collection of the founder family of the Pulitzer Prize. The site is situated in downtown St. Louis in the central part of United States. The area has been suffering serious devastation due to suburban development over the past years. The museum will occupy a corner of a cultural zone that the Pulitzers have been taking a leading part in its redevelopment, in anticipation that it might become a cultural anchor of community revival. After looking into the environment of the site and the program required, we have decided to conceive the project as a gallery of contemporary art equipped with scales and characteristics of a residence.
Here the main focus was placed on the openings – carefully designed and arranged at appropriate proportions within a structure of the simplest form. This is a result of emphasizing the sublimation of space based on...

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