JASPER ARCHITECTS

PROJECT
MUSEUM OF COMMUNITY








¿How do you design a building for this historic site, which must both serve as a memorial and a place of reunion? Our design process reacted pragmatically to this question, and we focused on function as the main driver for design choices. The rectangular lot and specifications generated a rectangular prism that, once extruded, created the basic volume of the building. The three entrances that were needed were generated by lifting the corners of the prism, and this folding and unfolding creates the iconic volume. The materials chosen intend to highlight the scultural character of metal, and thus the brass facade, perforated to allow light to pass from the outside during the day and from the inside during nighttime, creates this tensional field.
The inside of the building contrasts with this choice by utilizing white and grey tones that do not distract the visitor from the museum's exhibits, while also creating an agreeable atmosphere.






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