Design Museum | Museum Design
The project can be seen here: http://issuu.com/avramidou/docs/____________issuu
The new cultural triangle
This project is about a Design Museum in the historical site of Ladadika in city of Thessaloniki. The aim of this project was to shelter an existing collection of objects of industrial design, owner of which is a local industrial designer Mr. Delialis. The choice of the site was aiming to enhance the cultural character of the area, in combination with the existing Photography and Cinema Museum, on the nearby industrial area of the port of Thessaloniki.
The site has set some of the principles that influenced the design of the museum, due to the fact that it is surrounded by post war and listed buildings. For this reason the proposal is introvert to the postwar buildings and extrovert to the listed ones.
The square and the entrance procedure
In addition to this, the design was to connect visibly and actually the two existing squares that lie right next to the site, that are crucial for the area, creating a center that is located in two different vertical levels. The semi-underground level, that is housed by a synthesis of sloped triangles, is the entrance to the museum and someone has to look for it within the site. The entrance procedure functions as a filter for the visitors before entering the exhibition, providing the necessary stimulants. In this part of the proposal are located a lecture room, the foyer and the entrance to the café, that is housed in a listed building of the site.
The Exhibition Space
The museum is combined by a cubical protective semi-transparent shell- in order to invite the passenger inside- and the hanging cube that is actually the museum. In the space between the two structures the objects of the permanent collection are hanged so as to provide a three-dimensional view of the them. The walls of the hanging cubical structure are the show cases of the objects and some cantilevers allow a more direct contact with the hanging objects. The vertical circulation is served by a central staircase on the cube that get the visitors to the library and to the where there is a space for projections walls of the surrounding buildings. In addition to that, there is the possibility to project films and other documentaries relevant to the function of the museum.
exploration of materiality
Thesis Project /// Aristotle University Thessaloniki/// project team: Maria Avramidou, Eleni Papantoniou.September 2009.