RSHP Reveals Design for New Museum Woven into the Current City ‘Tapestry’ of Bayeux, France
RSHP has unveiled the city and architectural design for the brand new Bayeux Tapestry Museum. The intervention is created to accommodate and show the Bayeux Tapestry, an embroidered material measuring 70 meters in size and depicting the occasions main as much as the Norman Conquest of England in 1066 and culminating within the Battle of Hastings. The just about 1000 years-old artifact can be included in UNESCO’s “Reminiscence of the World” checklist. The mission proposes a up to date extension of the Seventeenth-century seminary the place the Musée de la Tapisserie de Bayeux is positioned.
The previous Bayeux seminar constructing is proposed for restoration, with the mission retaining and celebrating its key heritage parts. The constructing is, nonetheless, tailored to its new makes use of. Because the historic and newly generated parts show their character clearly, this creates a dialogue between the totally different ages of the construction.
RSHP’s mission seeks to create an attractive customer expertise by creating areas which are simply legible and by facilitating intuitive wayfinding all through the museum. The house that homes the Tapestry adapts its geometry to the totally different spatial qualities wanted to ponder the 70-meter by 50-centimeter artifact. The form of the intervention can be influenced by the topography of the positioning, aligning with the prevailing constructing axes, however introducing dynamism by way of its roofline. The accent on the horizontality of the constructing additionally contributes to breaking down its perceived measurement.
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In line with the architects, the customer’s journey has been one of many main ideas guiding the architectural answer. Because the core of the exhibition is centered on a single object, it was necessary to multiply and range the character of the customer’s encounter with the Tapestry. Thus, the exhibition orchestrates a sequence of dynamic views by way of modifications within the geometry of the house, lighting, and ambiance. Extra tales and artifacts associated to this central piece are offered within the exhibition loop, which connects the extension and the previous seminary.
It’s each a privilege and a accountability, to have been supplied the chance to design the museum that may home this distinctive, fragile, emblematic object. As a British follow with a protracted historical past of working in France, there’s poetry in with the ability to contribute to a mission that symbolizes the deep connections between our two international locations, renewing these bonds and serving to the subsequent generations of their rediscovery of the tapestry, itself a singular embodiment of this shared previous. – Stephen Barrett, Companion, RSHP
Not too long ago, RSHP has received the Jean Moulin competitors held in La Défense, Paris, to design a low-carbon mixed-use improvement as a part of Paris’ new enterprise district initiative. Equally, the workplace has additionally received the worldwide competitors for a internet zero operational carbon enterprise heart in Vilnius, Lithuania, in addition to the competitors to design the Terminal 4 Bao’an Worldwide Airport in Shenzhen, China.