Odunpazari Modern Museum in Eskişehir, Turkey

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Odunpazari Modern Museum in Eskişehir, Turkey

Modern Building Development in Turkey – design by Kengo-Kuma

14 Mar 2019

Odunpazari Modern Museum

Architects: Kengo-Kuma

Location: Eskişehir, Turkey

The Odunpazari Modern Museum will provide a new home for a significant collection of modern and contemporary art which has been brought together by Erol Tabanca, art collector, architect and Chairperson of Turkish construction company, Polimeks Holding.

Odunpazari Modern Museum in Eskisehir Turkey

With its distinctive stacked timber design, the 4,500 sqm building draws inspiration from Odunpazari’s traditional Ottoman wooden cantilevered houses that are synonymous with the district, and pays homage to the town’s history as a thriving wood market.

Split over three floors, visitors will journey through a variety of exhibition spaces, with the large spaces at ground level echoing the rhythm and scale of the surrounding townscape, and the smaller rooms on the upper levels providing a home for smaller-scale artworks. At the centre, a skylit atrium will allow natural light to permeate throughout the building.

Along with several other city museums in the surrounding area, OMM will create a museum square and public meeting place in the town.

Yuki Ikeguchi, Partner leading the project, and architect Kengo-Kuma, Founder of Kengo Kuma and Associates, said: “At the heart of this project was a desire to create a link between people and art. We wanted the building to carry the history and memory of the town, to resonate both on a human scale and with the unique streetscape of Odunpazari, which passing through is a special experience in itself. We very much look forward to seeing the public enjoy and interact with the building.”

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Kengo Kuma & Associates

Location: Eskişehir, Turkey




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