Mecikova 26, Bratislava, SK
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Slovak National Gallery
The National Gallery asked for an extension of its existing space, with a restructuring of the whole exhibition complex. The proposal recycles existing open public spaces on the ground level through surfaces that glide under the existing ‘bridges’ dating from the seventies. These surfaces create spiralling ramps that access three new major exposition areas. Through folding, the surfaces act as access, roof, exposition and lighting sheds in two compact intrusions. They reflect the previous intervention - 40m long girders between two baroque wings upholding a modern gallery. The smooth plazas structure pedestrian movement but create also areas for sitting, coffee and projections besides regular exposition space. Collaboration with M. Sistik