Feel the Difference by NL Architects

Dutch practice NL Architects have transformed the brutalist facade of the Slovenská Národná Galéria (Slovak National Gallery) in Bratislava into an upside-down highway with road markings and cars.

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The installation coincides with an exhibition of NL Architects' work in the building, which was designed by Vladimir Dedecek and completed in 1979.

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The exhibition, called Modernice! is currently on show in the the museum until 21 June. Above: original photo by Hertha Harnaus.

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More details about the exhibition on NL Architects' blog.

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Here's some more information from the architects:

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Modernice! NL Architects at Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava

From may 19th until june 21st the Slovak National Gallery in Bratislava has invited us for an exhibition in a spectacular over 50 meter long 'bridge' of the museum. Titled 'Modernice!' the exhibition shows 'numerous projects in various stages of development' of NL Architects.

As an introduction to this exhibition a short reflection on the brutal sculptural museum building by Vladimir Dedecek is attached. It's brutal and elegant facade is currently ruined by a gigantic billboard that obscures it's qualities. The project 'Feel the difference' is an attempt to invent a specific advertisement for this building.

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