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Port Museum in Dunkirk, France

Atelier 3A

The new exhibition gallery of the Port Museum in Dunkirk will be officially opened on 1 June 2013 with an international exhibition named « European ports. In search of new worlds ».  The use of copper in this gallery was chosen  to remind its role in traditional shipbuilding as a lining and protection of wooden hulls, such as for the famous Cutty Sark in London.

Copper is a tangible reality that occupies the room not as a form but as a material enhancing the space. Copper is a material that reflects a deepness without being a mirror. It gives the room a special and immaterial light that makes it unique.

Copper gives strength to the pillars as to the display walls.

Copper creates a story ; it gives the feeling that the place is imperishable, unalterable, permanent. This golden material is generous, it contains the memory of the past and a vision of the future. It allows creation to express itself in the material and serves the new museum’s collections.

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Building

Owner: 
Communite Urbane de Dunkerque
Completion date: 
2012
Country: 
France
City: 
Dunkerque
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Architect

Name, office: 
Atelier 3a
Address & description: 
340 digue Europlage Leffrinckoucke 59495 Franceatelier3a@wanadoo.fr

Awards

Season: 
2013

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