Monday, January 25, 2016

In Colmar, a beautiful part of architectural tennis – The World

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Visitors walk past a painting of Camille Alfred Pabst (& quot; Wedding in Lower Alsace & quot;) at the Unterlinden Museum of Colmar, January 20, 2016.

Lesté by his altarpiece, Unterlinden Museum had eventually melt as anonymous in the landscape of Colmar. Housed in a bizarre architectural ensemble where the Gothic parts were faced with the baroque structure of the former municipal baths, saw its audience decline year by year. To stop the bleeding were called two famous Basel architects, Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, responsible for the Tate Modern in London, the Olympic Stadium in Beijing or Hamburg Philharmonic. Surcalibrés? Not sure: they also know to tackle smaller projects, where they breathe a welcome smile. Thus the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein (2010), Germany, or the incongruous Prada store in Tokyo (2003).

In Colmar, their work is difficult to describe, As the dimensions are varied, and multiple references. The project is also in architectural and urban effects. All the surrounding area has been redesigned, with a wit fairy tale, picturesque in the first sense. A station for buses grevait space outside the museum. Architects …


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