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Grounded in the legacy of UC Davis’ world-renowned first generation art faculty a brand new modern art museum is set to open in this year’s November 13. Both architecturally and technologically, the institution seeks to define itself as a constantly evolving public event. Let’s go through the new spaces and get and idea of what types of opportunities will be available when the new project breaks ground.
The main purpose is still museum of modern art so the structure is based on the activities happening around the exhibits.
Contemporary art museum for the university of California, Davis, designed by SO-IL and Bohlin Cywinski Jackson is a one architectural gem. Museum’s three main volume and an open-air courtyard is connected by a glass lobby. All together they open spaces for five galleries, a collections classroom, two lounges, and back-of-house spaces, spaces for classes, performances, and workshops, a volunteer lounge, staff spaces, catering, security, recycling, and public services.
As a new symbol for the university campus, the canopy is composed of 910 triangular, honed aluminum infill beams. assembled in an intricate pattern. Evoking the patchwork texture and topology of the surrounding landscape is what has been tried to achieve.
It is already thought to be a perfect place for mass events and chill areas like the open air cinema is already on the way.
Polished concrete floors extend throughout the gallery spaces making it the formal interior standing for the main purpose that reflects from the name of the building, although leaving some creative space for people to explore the world of art.
>>What is your opinion on this? Do you agree with the need of this project, does it inspire you? Share your thoughts in the comments down below and let’s talk!