| Location: The Principality of Monaco | Category: Renovation – New build – Culture | Size: 5,000SQM | Status: Awaiting approval
The oceanographic museum encases within its imposing stone facades a multitude of cavernous labyrinths and monumental spaces. Each level reveals its history, its accumulated attributes and the vibrant activities that enable this remarkable institution to retain its prestigious status as both a museum and an indispensible center of marine research. Our mandate was to propose various solutions that would enable the museum to maximize its spaces and facilities. Our aim was to primarily clarify the key issues and to offer several scenarios that may be implemented either individually or collectively. Architectural projects of this nature tend to be primary about definition, about determining priorities and the scale and ambition of those who are commissioning our services. Such projects begin as works of fiction, of supposition and speculation about what may happen if we have the clarity of sight and the means to correct past errors and the courage and fortitude to pursue a better reality. Radical by nature, the scheme is currently being evaluated and a strategy for implementation developed.
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