The architecture of the museum aims to create a new landscape morphologically rooted to the ground, through a partially
hypo-epigean space that integrates the museum into the hill through continuous coverage with the existing topography.
The relationship between architecture and landscape is emphasized in the interior spaces of the foyer and the cafeteria framing the view outside, as if seen through a telescope. An inner spiral as a promenade architecturale accompanies visitors fluidly to the roof top, which is conceived as a belvedere overlooking the park and the city. Throughout the museum, the boundaries delimiting exhibition-plaza-garden will be defined by their final users.
The project lies in Porta Ticinese, a vital hub for social and cultural interaction in the city of Milan and an extraordinary treasure chest for observing the energy flow of the city. The aim is to catch this site characteristic creating through the museum a vibrant place “full of world”.
The restoration of the Villa Reale Museum of Monza and its gardens is looming as a project of major significance to Italian artistic and cultural history, with the goal of returning this precious monument to regional and international reality. The historical villa was originally designed by Piermarini as a unified complex articulated by a system of courts which open on to the landscape.
The project provides for the transfer of the Galleria Sabauda (now located above the Egyptian Museum in the Palazzo Accademia della Scienza in Turin) to the Manica Nuova of the Royal Palace, amining at generating new interest in Turin on the international cultural tourism circuit.
Dalian's new Museum of History and Museum of Science & Technology serve as physical embodiments of a vision: development and progress, the key initiatives for Dalian's economic future.
Continuously inhabited since 221 BC, Dalian is a city with a progressive vision matured in its unique history.
The project captures the essence of fluidity and movement. The museums are physical expressions of the confluence of time, location, people.