Wroclaw Cont. Museum

Various Architects AS registered and qualified to enter the international architectural competition for The Wroclaw Contemporary Musuem in Wroclaw, Poland.

The proposed ca. 23,000 m2 museum program includes: Exhibition space of about 4500 m2, a high multi-functional entry area, a multimedia club of about 600 m2, high-ceilinged storage space of about 3000 m2, about 7500 m2 for other activities and administration.

Our goal in designing the Wroclaw Contemporary Museum is to create a functional forward looking building that is modern and timeless. Our design creates a unique and dynamic building that is not formed arbitrarily, but takes it’s shape directly from the complex workings of the museum program and it’s associated functions. The program and form become one to give an optimal experience to museum staff and visitors alike. The building design carves out a generous naturally lit open public space in between the massive closed and artificially lit gallery spaces. It is this contrast in built form that makes for a rich and exciting experience when visiting the museum. The transition from open to enclosed space takes place through the dynamic and twisting glimmering white veil that separates “everyday” experience from the “wunderkammer” which is the Wroclaw Contemporary Museum. The veil which envelops the museum volumes also flows out through the foyer and into the park, thus extending the reach of the building into nature and making a physical connection to the National Gallery and the Panoramą Racławicką.

Status:Competition Complete
Client:Wroclaw Contemporary Museum
Location:Wroclaw, Poland
Size:23 000 m2
Team: Aleksandra Danielak, Camilla Eduardsen, Ibrahim Elhayawan, Jim Dodson

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