In 2021, Spacon & X was commissioned to create the exhibition design for two of the coming four exhibition areas. Designmuseum Danmark chose in 2019 to close its doors and start a major renovation and redevelopment in order to secure the future of the museum’s framework in their listed historic building. The reopening of the museum is part of manifesting the Danish design legacy, in a modernized take.
The concept is to design an art museum like a metropolis where a variety of people and activities intersect. It is a museum that can be described as an “urban space”, where anyone can casually visit, learn, relax, enjoy, be inspired, and share knowledge.
The Freedom Museum in Groesbeek, the Netherlands, has the shape of an enormous parachute, a recognizable symbol of liberation at the end of the war. The museum is housed in a Shaded Dome, an innovation of Shaded Dome Technologies, a company founded by architectural studio ZJA, Royal HaskoningDHV, and Polyned. With a Shaded Dome as its roof, the museum has a distinctive and recognizable shape, but with its fluid form and its skin, it also fits into the green, hilly landscape of Groesbeek.
The project is part of a program proposed for the municipality of Tultepec, the State of Mexico. The project concerns a location that is recognized for its work with pyrotechnics at a national and international level for many years. After a thorough study by the Secretariat of Agrarian, Territorial, and Urban Development SEDATU, the needs within the framework of the PMU Urban Improvement Programs were recognized. Under this approach, the Secretariat and the Department of Urban Planners sought to identify areas of interest in the town, thus achieving urban improvement and economic recovery. As part of the request for post-pandemic economic recovery, it was proposed that the local workforce was to be used throughout the construction of the project, in order to generate employment.
The Julia Stoschek Collection is an international private art collection with a focus on time-based media art. A primary concern is to make the collection accessible to the public and to be a lively place of exchange in cooperation with other institutions, curators, and artists in the form of exhibitions and events. In this sense, the collection found a suitable location in the former Czech Cultural Institute built in the 1960s, combining various uses such as a library, a cinema hall, and sales, and administrative rooms under one roof.
The Origin of Renovation – From Railway Station to Museum. From a typological point of view, the space of the traffic building and the exhibition building has a natural commonality. The tall waiting room and platform space of the railway station are suitable for transformation into exhibition space. The transformation of abandoned train stations into other functions has long been an international precedent. The Musée d’Orsay in Paris is the most successful example.
The new museum for the prestigious collection assembled by Heidi Goëss-Horten, who passed away in June 2022, is situated in the late 19th-century Hanuschhof, which is centrally located between the Vienna State Opera, the Albertina, and the Burggarten. Realized in line with the design by the well-known Viennese architectural office the next ENTERprise Architects, the museum opens itself up to visitors as a delicately balanced ensemble of old and new, with a landscaped museum forecourt and sculpture garden. The façade and the side wings of the former archducal chancellery were retained, while the central element was completely gutted so that its spatial potential could be exploited to create a museum for the 21st century. The result is a platform for art derived from the interplay between dimensions, perspectives, and spatial circulation.
On August 15, 1945, Japan announced its unconditional surrender, and the fourteen-year war of resistance against Japan came to an end. However, the war did not subside. Until the end of 1945, there was another county in the south of Jiangsu that was still occupied by the Japanese army, which was Gaoyou city. On December 19, 1945, the central China Field Army of the new fourth army launched a final attack on the Japanese army who refused to surrender in Gaoyou. On December 26, after the victory of the Gaoyou campaign, Suyu received the saber presented by Japanese Senior Minister Iwasaki in an auditorium in the people’s Park, and Gaoyou finally ushered in its liberation. This is the last battle of the Chinese people’s war of resistance against Japan and the last City liberated in the war resistance against Japan. 70 years later, the smoke of war has long dissipated, and the place where the Japanese invaders surrendered to the New Fourth Army is still standing in the center of the downtown, quietly telling that magnificent historical moment. For more than 70 years after the war, the “Park auditorium” (the place where the Japanese army surrendered at that time) has been mixed with the Gaoyou martyr cemetery, people’s Park, university for the elderly, old government office building, state department head gate, and various civilian houses. The surrounding environment is quite poor. In 2015, in order to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Anti-Japanese War, the Gaoyou municipal government hopes to organically integrate the memorial hall of the last battle with the surrounding environment and the city through design. At the same time, an auxiliary Pavilion will be added to display the historical materials of the Anti-Japanese war as a supplement to the pavilion of the last battle. And a new tourist center will be built as a supporting facility for the whole park.
Museum of the ACRO Seoul Forest is yet the largest museum domestically located in Sung-su dong offering trendy individuality. D Museum-conscious characteristics lure trend-leading visitors in search of multi-cultures and are more culturally significant than most museums. The space was focused on preserving the fundamental values of D Museum for those who visit the museum.
Located in Nanshangang, Sangzhou Town, Ninghai County, Zhejiang, the project is positioned as a small cultural and tourism building that integrates a tourist center and spaces for displaying and experiencing the local history and culture. The site is far away from the hustle and bustle of city life, with only one country road connecting several villages nearby. And there are local villagers working in fields around the site every now and then. Due to great height discrepancy, the plot features recessed platforms ascending from north to south, with a broad view on the north side. The site faces terraced fields on the east and west sides, and embrace the view of rolling mountains in the distance.