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NEW CYPRUS MUSEUM
2017 - shortlisted

com · Manuel Aires Mateus

Museology . Fernando António Baptista Pereira
Museography . P-06 ATELIER
Engineer . afaconsult
Landscape architecture . BALDIOS

Rendering . Bernardo Sousa (phase 2), 1825 empreiteiros digitais (phase 1)

Project Team . Tânia Oliveira, Bernardo Sousa, Valentino Capelo de Sousa, Ana Dias, Anna Siviero, António Gabriel, Jacinta Fialho, Gil Cardoso

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The design for the new museum should be anchored on the history and memory of the island.
The proposed scheme starts with a wall, enclosing a territory.
Inside, a robust single-storey structure defines a set of orthogonal spaces which confront the perimeter wall, oblique in response to varying surroundings.
This wall layout generates a relational depth, an invitation to promenading and discovering a continuum of spaces where the limits are permanently suggested but never enforced.
Indoor and outdoor spaces are modelled and articulated, echoing the history of a palace, a city, a classical culture. A place of no time, or of all times.
An Archaeology Museum is a place beyond time. The New Cyprus Museum is designed as a captivating repository, but also as the departing point for a journey, across the country and back to its origins; it is expected to provide a framework and a context that expands from the exhibition contents, generating an immersive educational experience.