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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   9291 views

The Len Lye Contemporary Art Museum is a new urban sculpture that creates a holographic effect

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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 Len Lye Contemporary Art Museum is a new urban sculpture that creates a holographic effect

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.

The Len Lye Contemporary Art Museum is a new urban sculpture that creates a holographic effect

detail of facade

The Len Lye Contemporary Art Museum is a new urban sculpture that creates a holographic effect

detail of facade-2

The Len Lye Contemporary Art Museum is a new urban sculpture that creates a holographic effect

The Len Lye Contemporary Art Museum is a new urban sculpture that creates a holographic effect

detail view from inside of the building

The Len Lye Contemporary Art Museum is a new urban sculpture that creates a holographic effect

interior view shows some fragmented pieces 

The Len Lye Contemporary Art Museum is a new urban sculpture that creates a holographic effect

The Len Lye Contemporary Art Museum is a new urban sculpture that creates a holographic effect

The Len Lye Contemporary Art Museum is a new urban sculpture that creates a holographic effect

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