Competition: AL_A wins second place in the design competition and receive the jury’s honourable mentionDecember 9 2014
Using the power of absence to create connections between history and the future, a sunken courtyard is embedded between the existing Museum building and the new North Wing. The courtyard is a metaphor for the cycle of the seasons, capturing the dramatic contrasts of the climate. It creates a place for contemplation and reflection and a place for community.
Encircling the courtyard is Mumbai Modern, a gallery that forms the beating heart of the Museum, mediating between the old and the new.
The new wing is a silent art container clad in a veil of red stone that speaks of the history of Indian craftsmanship.