The MO Museum is conceived as a cultural “gateway” connecting the 18th century grid to the medieval walled city. The concept is inspired by the historic gates of the city and references the local architecture both in form and materials.
Two symmetrical forms intertwine to create a structure that flows between inside and outside. The rectilinear exterior façade will be clad in luminous, white plaster that references the local materials of the city. An open space cuts through the entire form and features a dramatic staircase that leads to a public terraced roof that connects directly to the piazza at street - level.
- A central spiral stair cuts through the museum space. - In the main gallery space is a five meter cantilevered fully glazed wall that has views from the galleries to the public terrace. - A public terraced roof that can be accessed by pedestrians and used for public performances and talks - A quarter of the site is dedicated to green space and has areas to exhibit outdoor sculptures