Movement Museum

Project: Movement – Museum of Change⠀

Owner: Unsolicited / Theoretical Work⠀

Location: Windsor, Ontario⠀

Size: 60,000 sf renovations + 15,000 sf new⠀

For this theoretical project, JPTA proposed a concept for a new museum on the city’s waterfront. This project was set to adapt a derelict existing building in the Walkerville community of Windsor, Ontario. The theme of the project seeks to create a facility which encapsulates the diverse and dynamic nature of the society and embodies this existence in one singular notion.  It has been named Movement.  Envisioned as Windsor’s Museum of Change, Movement will showcase the objects, people and events that have shaped the city’s unique and evolving culture. The museum will act as an ever-changing space able to adapt, transform and reconfigure. ⠀

Conceptually, the design of the building draws on this notion of movement.  A large addition is designed along the south face of the existing building – which is transformed and given a new life.  The building and the surrounding site is conceived as playing a part in this idea of movement.  In order to enliven and animate the spatial experience of the museum, consideration is given to the way in which the building responds to its thematic systems as well as its contextual environment.  The scales of city, site, building and exhibit are imaginatively woven together to produce a place of constant activity.⠀

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