Building Type Basics for Museums by Arthur Rosenblatt

By Arthur Rosenblatt

This is the fundamental info you must start up designs for paintings, technological know-how, and traditional heritage museums, ethnic artwork and cultural facilities, adolescence museums, and more.

  • Filled with venture photos, diagrams, ground plans, sections, and details.
  • Combines in-depth assurance of the structural, mechanical, acoustic, site visitors, and questions of safety which are special to museums and cultural amenities with the nuts-and-bolts layout instructions that would begin any venture off heading in the right direction and retain it there via completion.

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The Basque administration brings to the relationship its political and cultural authority, land, and financial resources for both capital improvements and total operating support. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation provides the core collection for the new museum and offers curatorial and management expertise as well as programming. Site 35 36 The 301,000-sq-ft Guggenheim Museum Bilbao creates a dramatic and highly visible landmark for Bilbao. It stands on an irregularly shaped site that marks the center of a cultural triangle formed by the Museo de Belles Artes, the Universidad de Deusto, and the Old Town Hall.

Site plan.  < previous page < previous page page_127 page_128 next page > next page > 37 38 Page 128 Conceptual sketches of Guggenheim/Bilbao by Frank Gehry.  < previous page < previous page page_128 page_129 next page > next page > Page 129 38 39 Entrance to Guggenheim/Bilbao.  In the central void of the spiral, a cylindrical elevator rises and descends pistonlike without lateral support.  < previous page < previous page 40 page_13 page_130 next page > next page > 41 Page 130 First floor plan 1 Gallery 2 Water garden 3 Café/bookstore 4 Loading dock/receiving 5 Entry 6 Storage 7 Atrium 8 Auditorium 9 Parking 10 Retail 11 Retail storage 12 Crate storage  < previous page < previous page page_130 page_131 next page > next page > 41 42 Page 131 View of long gallery on first floor, with Richard Serra sculpture.

Photo: Robert Canfield  < previous page < previous page page_147 page_148 next page > next page > Page 148 62 63 Fifth floor. 1 Atrium 2 Temporary exhibition galleries  < previous page < previous page page_148 page_149 next page > next page > Page 149 63 64 View of fifth floor atrium pedestrian bridge connecting exhibition galleries.  Note placement of skylight and track lighting. Photo: Robert Canfield  < previous page 64 page_149 next page > 65 < previous page page_150 next page > Page 150 Cross section.

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