A museum within a museum.
This project was part of a competition held by the City of Reims in France. The city’s old market, a 40-meter-tall concrete-and-steel arch building originally built in the 1940’s and on the city’s historic preservation register, was in bad condition. Even after a major restoration of the building’s huge concrete hall, it still would have been very difficult and expensive to then preserve the art works inside. My solution sidestepped the problem by creating a museum within the museum. Different sized boxes, each isolated and with its own air-conditioning system, house various collections. The boxes are then connected by pathways and footbridges.