We are hypnotized by the curved architectural piece of work at the oceanside of Biarritz, France. In collaboration with Brazilian both architect and artist Solange Fabião, the New York-based architectural firm ‘Steven Holl Architects‘ designed a museum which has the potential to raise the consciousness of oceanic issues, what was intended by the architects and the city of Biarritz.
A simple sketch of ‘The Cité de l’Océan et du Surf’-museum explains the best the spatial concept of this building: ‘under the sky and under the sea’.
The architects themselves: “A concave “under the sky” shape creates a central gathering plaza, open to sky and sea, with the horizon in the distance. The convex structural ceiling forms the “under the sea” exhibition spaces. This concept generates a unique profile and form for the building, and through its insertion and efficient site utilization, the project integrates seamlessly into the surrounding landscape.”