"M9" New Cultural Centre and Museum of the XX Century, Venice, Italy
Souto Moura Arquitectos, SA
18216,00 m 2
A public building of this nature must take a long shelf-life extended so that the durability of materials and reduced need for structural maintenance was a key objective.
Another very important point concerned the location and surrounding buildings, is the very special geotechnical conditions, is the proximity to other buildings, is finally the absolute need to preserve the building Caserma Matter and Appendix A - which naturally led to the weighting the most appropriate construction methods, some "aggressive" to these existing buildings.
The main assumption which led to the structural solution to the Museum building was the need for a viable architecture "bold" - with high will to win, the provision of important walls in well-defined alignments on several floors and the need for systems integration infrastructure techniques on the pavements.
The existing buildings to recover, the Caserma Matter and small annex building, structural intervention will be limited to a minimum.