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MAKS

Gösta Serlachius Museum . Mäntta

MAKS

“Beautiful, elegant, and refined, this entry understands Joenniemi as a whole that forms a meeting place where art, architecture, and nature come together. Expressionless glass volumes accentuate the manor’s entrance square splendidly and assume natural positions within the scale of the existing buildings. The sculpture garden located below ground level that forms the heart of the museum is a charming solution. All galleries have a distinctive character, and the exhibition path works well. The small, pavilion-type buildings of Joenniemi and Taavetinsaari activate all of the manor grounds for the museum visitors in an elegant way.”
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KENGO KUMA & ASSOCIATES

new MCBA . PÔLE MUSEAL ET CULTUREL . Lausanne

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The new MCBA goal is to offer a maximum permeability with the city, a building which answers to the specific program constraints, but also to the site special features. A very iconic volume from the train but still well integrated in the Lausanne city landscape, hidden by its own streets system and highly marked levels variations. As a will to offer as much public space and direct city connections as possible, the new MCBA offers in a very natural way its own roof to go down to the museum core, through a path where the roof constitutes a belvedere from which the visitor can catch sight and discover the city as well as the lake.
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