Drawing inspiration from the seasonal ocean waters nearby — azure and calm in the summer, splintered ice though winter — Aranya Art Center attempts to encapsulate the natural wonder of water at its core.
The design scheme is as much about the internal courtyard, a water feature when filled with water, but also a functional performance and gathering place when the water is drained. The exhibition galleries above benefit from the public space integration, but it also makes the project much more than just a place for display, it is also a place for sharing.
Architect: Neri&Hu Design and Research Office
Project: Aranya Art Center