Upside Hanoi Museum

Posted: March 11, 2011 by weldedgrass in Architecture, Design, Lifestyle
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gmp architekten: hanoi museum

‘hanoi museum’ by gmp architekten, hanoi, vietnam
images courtesy of gmp architekten / © marcus bredt

This very cool tiered structure which resembles an upside down lego pyramid seems beyond physics, which seems to loom over the landscape.

“…gradual transitions between
the natural and built environments gently guide visitors as they meander through interior and exterior exhibition spaces.

semi-transparent green glass sits behind ornamental panels, creating a gauzy and diffused facade that changes depending on the direction it faces. indirect light filters through the exterior skin, providing large exhibition spaces with a soft luminosity.”

The entrance is based on a square floor plan and is accessible from the surrounding park on all four side. A continuous spiral ramp runs up through the void of the void accessing each floor level and connecting the museum as a whole.

This is a pretty cool looking museum and in one of my most wanted locations to visit. I dig it.

Via designboom

night shot

night shot

overhanging volumes

overhanging volumes

detail of facade

detail of facade

central void and lobby

central void and lobby

exhibition floors

exhibition floors

view into lobby

view into lobby

(left) ramp, (right) looking down into lobby

(left) ramp, (right) looking down into lobby

the grass is greener on the welded side

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