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The Len Lye Contemporary Art Museum is a new urban sculpture that creates a holographic effect
New Zealand Architecture News - Aug 04, 2015 - 16:41 9640 views
all images © Pattersons Associates Architects
The Len Lye Contemporary Art Museum designed by Pattersons Associates Architects, which presents its facade appearance with recessed, mirrored and garish style in the existing context. The building is a perfect example of shiny and reflective buildings that are designed popularly by other architecture firms. The Len Lye Contemporary Art Museum is designed to fulfil multiple requirements. It needed to integrate with a proposed new art and cultural precinct which links through to the commercial heart of the city and it also needed to seamlessly merge with an existing Art Gallery facility. The finished building introduces new gallery spaces, education studios, a cinema, the Len Lye Archive and a dedicated motor room for his kinetic works.
The building of curved stainless steel and concrete, incorporates a new urban sculpture square linking to a waterfront walkway. The 3000m building engages with the urban square via a light reflecting and transmitting facade. This transfers light in a holographic effect from one place to another to successfully enliven and activate both. “Len Lye would be absolutely thrilled, he’d be dancing around in this place,” said John Matthews, Len Lye Foundation Chairman.
detail of facade
detail of facade-2
detail view from inside of the building
interior view shows some fragmented pieces