Monday, June 6, 2016

Exhibit - @ The Musée des Confluences

 Copyright © Françoise Herrmann

For anyone wondering about the newly inaugurated Musée des Confluences in Lyon (France), you will find below a small video of the museum coming alive with an architectural sketch.

The Musée des Confluences opened on Dec. 20, 2014. It is  a science and anthropology museum including Earth Sciences, Life Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Technology collections. The museum was built by the Austrian cooperative architectural firm Coop Himmelb(l)au on the tip of a peninsula (the Lyon historical Presqu'île), at the confluence of the rivers Saône and Rhône. 

If the Musée des Confluences looks a bit like a spaceship with some unusual curves, it is because it was built in a deconstructivist architectural tradition that also includes such other great architects as for example Frank Gehry, Daniel Libeskind and Zaha Hadid. 👠

Coop Himmelb(l)au
Coop Himmelb(l)au - Musée des Confluences Sketch (Youtube) 

Musée des Confluences
Musée des Conflunces - L'architecture
Musée des Confluence - Le projet
Musée des Confluences - Les collections
A history of architecture - Deconstructivism
Oh, patents! Gehry architectural technologies

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