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Anchorage Museum Expansion

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David Chipperfield Architects, Charles Anderson Landscape Architecture, Kumin Associates
location Alaska, Anchorage
function museum
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The organisation of the new building is based on five linear volumes of varying length and height arranged along the western face of the existing building. This arrangement forms a new facade and entrance facing downtown Anchorage. The new building offers windows through which the activity of the museum is observed. The visitor, from within, is re-oriented to the city context and its extraordinary natural setting beyond. The glass facade of the new four-storey building is fritted with a striped mirror pattern, providing views out of and into the museum and reflecting the sky and surrounding mountainous environment. The interior design concept exposes the concrete structure as part of the character of the internal spaces. Walls are constructed between columns to establish a series of rooms within the new building. The main public spaces – the entrance lobby, circulation atrium, cafe, and exhibition spaces – use different colours and materials to give each its own identity.

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Anchorage Museum Expansion
C Street 625
United States
Project is public!
Opening hours phone (907) 343-4326. WINTER HOURS: Sept. 14 through mid-May 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Closed Monday. SUMMER HOURS: May 30 through Sept. 13, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day Open until 9 p.m. Thursday.
How to get there? The Anchorage Museum is located in Downtown Anchorage, Alaska at the corner of 7th Avenue and C Street. Walking from the Railroad Station: From the front door of the Railroad Station walk up the stairs heading south towards the mall at the top of the hill. On 3ard Avenue walk about 3/4 block to sidewalk on C Street. Turn south (right) on C Street. At 7th Avenue turn east (left) and go one block to the Museum at 625 C St.
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Completion 5- 2009
Floor area/size 8000 m2
Main designer, ArchitectDavid Chipperfield Architects
Landscape architectCharles Anderson Landscape Architecture
ArchitectKumin Associates
Project ID 4327
Latitude/Longitude 61°12'57N 149°53'15W
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