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Alésia Museum Park - Interpretation centre

Bernard Tschumi Architects

Europa | Alise-Sainte-Reine

Architecture in history-laden sites has to be conceived and built in acknowledgement of the special identity of place; physical form should give an insight into abstract significance and connection; the architectural programme should be able to give physical form to the layers of history implicit in a site. That raises the deeper, though no less essential, issue of the sort of statement an architectural project makes and how its inevitably concise and symbolic representation of history organises and moulds experience itself; how a specific architectural programme inevitably directs knowledge. 

This is especially pertinent at the deeply symbolic site of Alésia, in the rolling countryside of France’s magnificent Burgundy region, place of the final great battle in 52 B.C. between the Romans, led by Julius Caesar, and the Gallic armies of Vercingetorix. A mix...

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