Restart contest - Rethink the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon
Студенческий конкурс посвящен поиску идей по развитию Музея изящных искусств в Лионе, здание которого имеет многовековую историю. Задача – переосмыслить не только его архитектурный облик, но и функциональное наполнение, обеспечить максимум возможностей для презентации музейных коллекций.
In partnership with the musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, the network Architecture, Patrimoine et Création, of the ministry of Culture, launches an international ideas contest of architecture around a utopian extension of the musée des Beaux-Arts of Lyon. RESTART CONTEST has for goal to stimulate research and experimentation ans to also encourage new synergies between students and young professionals.
It encourages reflection on restructuring the museum and/or a contemporary graft in a former royal benedictine abbaye – whose foundation dates back to the seventh century and the bulk of the building to the reign of Louis XIV – transformed into a museum in the early nineteenth century. Partially classified as a historic monument, the building underwent a major renovation and extension project carried between 1990 and 1998 by Jean-Philippe Dubois and Jean-Michel Wilmotte, who raised it among the leading European museums.
The musée des Beaux-Art of Lyon is located in the heart of the historic center of Lyon – a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998 – in the southern part of the Place des Terrreaux, refitted in 1994 by Christian Brevet and Daniel Buren, near the national Opéra of Lyon, rehabilitated by Jean Nouvel and Emmanuel Blamont between 1989 and 1993.
Twenty years after its ambitious restoration, the museum rethinks its uses and tis reflection on its spaces, its link with city and its urban environnement.
Despite the size of the building forming the quadrangle of the old abbey – 14,450m ² including 8,840m ² for only the exhibition areas – the musée des Beaux-Arts of Lyon is today is strongly contained in the presentation of its collection, in particular for the works of the modern period.