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OMA

Museo Egizio 2024 . Turin

OMA David Gianotten

Museum Egizio founded in 1824 is the world’s oldest museum for Ancient Egyptian culture, housed in Collegio dei Nobili in Turin. A complex consisting of exhibition galleries, the Academy of Sciences, and an open courtyard, the museum’s architecture has undergone numerous alterations in the past two centuries, increasingly becoming enclosed and detached from the rest of the city. Museo Egizio 2024 addresses the museum’s historic role as a main civic space in Turin and its 21st century social ambitions. The design creates a newcovered courtyard known as Piazza Egizia and a series of connected urban rooms open to all, integrating the museum back with Turin’s network of public spaces, while instilling it with a lucid identity. Continue reading OMA

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K O S M O S

STADTHOTEL TRIEMLI . Zurich

K O S M O S Architektur & Design GmbH

Despite direct connotation of architecture with something permanent, complete, and not movable (“immobilien” in German), the essential quality of a sustainable building is to be able to grow and change. Unforeseeable transformations of the society force buildings to adapt to new conditions. Environmental crisis and scarcity of resources makes us rethink the way we design, build and maintain architecture. Continue reading K O S M O S