Art Museum Strongoli, Calabrian Building, Italy, Project, News, Design, Image

Art Museum Strongoli Italy : Calabrian Architecture

Strongoli Development – design by COOP HIMMELB(L)AU in Calabria, Italy

26 Mar 2009

Art Museum Strongoli

Design: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

Two new projects for COOP HIMMELB(L)AU in Italy

COOP HIMMELB(L)AU has been commissioned for the Art Museum Strongoli and selected for the project “Walking through the History” as a result of a two-staged tender in Perugia.

Art Museum Strongoli, Calabria

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The University of Perugia has initiated a research project with the title “Walking through the History”. The intention is the valorization of the acropolis of Perugia, using a system of innovative pedestrian spaces and paths. Within this project COOP HIMMELB(L)AU got the commission to design a glass sculpture as a canopy above the Via Mazzini.

The new Art Museum Strongoli in Calabria is the third COOP HIMMELB(L)AU project in Italy. The museum is not only a cultural center but also understood as a generator for a future development of Calabria, a place for cultural entertainment and recreation. The Art Museum is situated on the top of the “Motta Grande” hill in front of the city, visible from far away.

The new museum houses not only flexible exhibition spaces, but also a small “multi-hall” and a panorama restaurant. The project is a composition of three main elements: the emblematic, coneshaped construction with the entrance is orientated towards the city, while the cantilevering restaurant at the opposite end of the building offers a panoramic terrace facing the sea in the east. Both public attractors are linked by a two storey exhibition volume. The exhibition areas are determined to be as flexible as possible, supported by underground service facilities accessed via two elevators. The multi-hall can be used as temporary exhibition space, lecture hall, auditorium and cinema or simply as an extension space of the foyer for public events.

Art Museum Strongoli images / information from COOP HIMMELB(L)AU 260309

Coop Himmelb(l)au Architects, Vienna

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