Course Description The course examines a museum building whose design plays an important role in its urban setting and forms a contemporary urban focal point through its function as a museum. The design by Herzog & de Meuron is significant in the way that the new museum spaces, adjacent to the existing structure, feature innovative forms that meet functional needs while also acting as a powerful symbol of renewal within the city. The course comprises extensive images, schematic diagrams of the design process, technical drawings, construction details with legends, and an introductory text.
Learning Objectives – after reading the article and studying the drawings, you will be able to:
Identify the design approaches that involve innovation in the way the spaces are used.
Assess how the architects have experimented with form to produce an exhibition space that will create a new image for the museum.
Understand the way in which the design of the exhibition spaces involved close attention to the door and window openings in terms of the relationship between indoors and outdoors, and the required exhibition area.
Analyze the materials used for both external and internal finishes in relation to the original structures and the building’s urban location.