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Herning Museum of Contemporary Art by Steven Holl Architects

Posted by NoéMie Schwaller on 15.07.2009 - Tagged as: , ,

The new center is intended to be an innovative forum combining visual art and music, providing a driving cultural force for the region of central Jutland, Denmark.

The new center is intended to be an innovative forum combining visual art and music, providing a driving cultural force for the region of central Jutland, Denmark.

Herning Museum of Contemporary Art will open to the public on September 9, 2009 uniting three distinct cultural institutions: the Herning Center of the Arts, the MidWest Ensemble and the Socle du Monde.

The Museum will display its large permanent collection of Arte Povera works.

The Museum will display its large permanent collection of Arte Povera works.

A fusion of landscape and architecture, the landscape of grass mounds and reflecting pools aligns with a geometry of curved roof sections in a new building that houses permanent and temporary exhibition galleries, a 150-seat auditorium, music rehearsal rooms, a restaurant, a media library, and administrative offices all on one level.

Fabric tarps were inserted into the formwork to yield a fabric texture to the building’s exterior walls of white concrete.

Fabric tarps were inserted into the formwork to yield a fabric texture to the building’s exterior walls of white concrete.

Herning’s longstanding relationship with textiles and the textile industry, as well as the museum’s large collection of original works by Piero Manzoni (in total 46 works) forms the inspiration for the building’s design concept. The museum is sited near Herning’s original Angli shirt factory, and the shirt collar-shaped plan of its 1960s building has inspired the shape of the new museum building.

 

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