The new museum of Liverpool by dutch practice 3XN architects, is now complete. The amazing structure opened earlier this week, the structure and it soon hopes to establish itself as a nexus that physically connects the harborfront to the city. Situated along the Mersey river, the dynamic low-rise structure aims to respectfully integrate itself into the historic UNESCO world heritage site it sits upon.
Drawing from both the current and historical contexts of the area, the design consists of two intersecting forms modeled after the trading ships once prevalent in the area. Raised above the ground, the sculpted linear volumes are positioned to frame and highlight prominent elements of the surrounding skyline.
Inside, a sweeping spiral staircase leads visitors into the upper-level galleries, defined by their perspective views
and inclined ceilings.
via design boom