SAO PAULO MUSEUM OF ART, SAO PAULO
ART WITHIN ART
This project exercise was the exploration, design, and presentation of a new enclosure for Lina Bo Bardi's 1968 masterwork, the Museum of Art of Sao Paulo, Brazil (MASP).
An open public square with views of the nearby metropolis is surrounded by a giant floating mass that serves as a museum.
This exercise was an invitation to investigate how architects may engage with history and build new futures through crucial ways of conservation by opening the doors to new interventions with this canonical form.
In order to improve the open plan volume that the museum's main exhibition gallery formerly had and to ensure the use of cutting-edge environmental technology to increase the building's sustainability, this project set out to find novel ways to restore and enhance it.
The designers had the entire campus of the Museum of Art of Sao Paulo as their location, but the emphasis was on the enclosure's four sides.