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Museum architecture. More than building blocks | Olga Van Oost & Monique Verelst

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Museum architecture. More than building blocks | Olga Van Oost & Monique Verelst

  1. 1. MUSEUM ARCHITECTURE MORE THAN BUILDING BLOCKS ICAMT CONFERENCE 14 I 15 I 16 September 2017 OLGA VAN OOST & MONIQUE VERELST
  2. 2. Flemish Institution for Cultural Heritage
  3. 3. WELCOME TO …
  4. 4. FLANDERS
  5. 5. Clichés
  6. 6. Erfgoedkaart
  7. 7. MUSEUMS UNDER CONSTRUCTION
  8. 8. WHY DO WE BUILD?
  9. 9. WHAT DOES ARCHITECTURE MEAN TO MUSEUMS?
  10. 10. WHY DO WE ORGANIZE THIS CONFERENCE?
  11. 11. THE NEXT 3 DAYS •Museum selection •The museums and construction sites we will visit •Challenges
  12. 12. A VARIETY OF CASES •Open for public after recent renovation •Different construction phases •Buildings of different sizes •Museums with various collections •Museums with different missions •A variety of public tenders
  13. 13. THE SITES THAT WE WILL VISIT
  14. 14. DAY 1 • ROYAL MUSEUM FOR CENTRAL AFRICA (KMMA), Tervuren
  15. 15. DAY 2 • MUSEUM M, Leuven • MUSEUM HOF VAN BUSLEYDEN, Mechelen • KAZERNE DOSSIN, Mechelen
  16. 16. DAY 3 • MUSEUM FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (M HKA), Antwerp • DIVA, Home of Diamonds, Antwerp
  17. 17. CHALLENGES • FASTER, BIGGER, CHEAPER? THE GROWTH OF THE DESIGN&BUILD INDUSTRIE • SLOWER, BETTER, RICHER? THE GROWTH OF CONTEMPORARY VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE
  18. 18. WHAT? • FASTER, BIGGER, CHEAPER? THE GROWTH OF THE DESIGN&BUILD INDUSTRIES • Traditional approach • Appointment of a designer • Appointment of a contractor • Design & Build / D&B and total fit • One single point of responsability • in an attempt to reduce risks and overall costs
  19. 19. • Critics: • Limits the clients or users involvement in the design • Contractors make design decisions outside their area of expertise • An architect/sceno is a better advocate for the client • Everything has to be determined from beginning • Proponents: • Saves risks time and money for the owner PRO/CONTRA? • FASTER, BIGGER, CHEAPER? THE GROWTH OF THE DESIGN&BUILD INDUSTRIE
  20. 20. • How & why determine everything at the beginning? • Can designers still create in all freedom? • Can designers still judge independently and critically when a project is completed? • Is there space and time for customization? • For handicraft? • To involve the heritage community? IMPORTANCE? • FASTER, BIGGER, CHEAPER? THE GROWTH OF THE DESIGN&BUILD INDUSTRIE
  21. 21. WHAT? • SLOWER, BETTER, RICHER? THE GROWTH OF CONTEMPORARY VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE Examples: Zoma, Contemporary Art Centre (ZCAC), Ethiopia The Ningbo Museum, China
  22. 22. • SLOWER, BETTER, RICHER? THE GROWTH OF CONTEMPORARY VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE. In both Examples: • Ancient traditions • Handicrafts • Local community’s • Oral history & • Contemporary knowledge & architecture • Ecology
  23. 23. • SLOWER, BETTER, RICHER? THE GROWTH OF CONTEMPORARY VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE. • If we focus more on social aspects of sustainability, how would that change the building and scenography and the way heritage communities get involved? • Can we create places with a richer local cultural significance? • Does it give a clearer identity, more authenticty? • A stronger link with sites and local traditions? • Could this be a way to incorporate intangible heritage better?
  24. 24. • SLOWER, BETTER, RICHER? THE GROWTH OF CONTEMPORARY VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE. • FASTER, BIGGER, CHEAPER? THE GROWTH OF DESIGN & BUILD INDUSTRY
  25. 25. “Groot Onderhoud” 01.12.2017 Theme: ‘Sustainable development’ • Plenary lectures • Parallel sessions • Session “THE CLIMATE NETWORK” • A network with different parties (users, architects, preventive conservators and technicians) • Session “SUSTAINABLE DESIGN AND EXHIBITIONS” • Presentation and debate with mr. Michiel Schwarz Vision on social design (Sustainism Lab, Amsterdam) • and other sessions…
  26. 26. MONIQUE VERELST Advisor cultural infrastructure and museography Monique.Verelst@faro.be T 02 213 10 89 OLGA VAN OOST Coordinator museums Olga.VanOost@faro.be T 02 213 10 79

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