pannekoekstraat 104 / rotterdam / the netherlnads
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Jeongok - mentioned
The design concept is based on the potential of the new building working as a new ‘gate’ for the entire prehistoric site solving the difference of the height levels within the site and on the potential of the basalt precipice that becomes the major element to display. The design strategy follows the following steps: 1 The existing topography is cut off in order to show the basalt precipice towards the entrance plaza. By following this strategy, a basalt wall of 91 meters long and 10 meters high is showed as an outdoor exhibition and becomes the new facade of the prehistorical site. 2 The museum building is placed on the precipice working as a ‘canopy-building’ that protects the basalt wall, marks the entrance to the museum and protects an open space in front of the entrance.