MUSÉE D’ART MODERNE - MUDAM

Occupying 2.900 square meters of exhibit space on three levels, this V-shaped museum in cantilevered over the ruins of Fort Thungen, part of defensive system the once secured Luxembourg’s reputation as one of the most fortified cities in Europe.
Cities: LUXEMBOURG
Countries: LUXEMBOURG
Categories: CULTURAL ARCHITECTURE
Date: 2006
The museum is superimposed on the outer embankment that originally surrounded the arrow-shaped inner fort. The eighteenth-century walls merge with the new building, acknowledging and continuing the rich history and use of the site. 
The ground floor houses a glass-enclosed winter garden and sculpture court, both sky lit column-free spaces that connect to a central reception hall available after hours for museum and state functions. The two levels below grade house exhibition galleries and a 128-seats auditorium. 

Photo credits: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
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