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A CONVEX FORMED MUSEUM BY STEVEN HOLL ARCHITECTS

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.”

All images by © Iwan Baan; Steven Holl Architects

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