ID: 335
Name: GLASS MUSEUM
Adress: FR - 59216 Sars-Poteries
Date: 2011 - 2011
Client: General Council of the North (F)
Author(s): aaphpdw + HBAAT
Partners: Iosis / Becquart / Inddigo / Armand Sompairac / Leblanc Venaque
Surface area: 3800 m²

New construction, museography and planning of a park for a glass museum. Permanent and temporary exhibits, forum, restaurant, etc.

The project started with an observation of both the history of the development of local industries associated with the promotion of soil and glass products, and of the history of the men and women working in these areas, as well as the scope of the landscape forms and the integration into this topography. This is a landscape design in harmony with the singular rural territory. The architectural ensemble is formed by two simple, superposed volumes placed in a wide V-shape open to the west. The directions given to these two parts make it possible to connect the strong environmental elements. More specifically, the superposition helps generate a covered square, a veritable natural antechamber both for reception and exhibits.