The adaptable architecture gallery

Edificio polifunzionale London / United Kingdom / 2008

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The floating gallery on the Thames River is an icon of the dynamic city: London. It is a nerve centre of cultural and artistic movements. The gallery should be a dynamic and flexible architecture, its shape has to change always to fit good on the different backgrounds of the city. It is like floating living system on the river, it is in between the exterior and the interior flows.

On the flat organic shape in wood there are all functions, in the centre the Permanent exhibition room/Auditorium, from it the legs are going in the other directions; on two of them there are the Cafeteria and Observation area, they are two big eyes to the city. The others legs are piers, accessible points from the city and from the boats.

The exterior skin is a lightweight structure transparent and flexible. The gallery’s shape can change is geometry in according to the function inside, it is living system!
Under it always is possible to see the city trough the skin, the natural light can get in and during the night the artificial light can get out.
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    The floating gallery on the Thames River is an icon of the dynamic city: London. It is a nerve centre of cultural and artistic movements. The gallery should be a dynamic and flexible architecture, its shape has to change always to fit good on the different backgrounds of the city. It is like floating living system on the river, it is in between the exterior and the interior flows. On the flat organic shape in wood there are all functions, in the centre the Permanent exhibition room/Auditorium,...

    Project details
    • Year 2008
    • Status Competition works
    • Type multi-purpose civic centres
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