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Toi o Tāmaki Auckland Art Gallery / FJMT + Archimedia

  • 01:00 - 18 November, 2013
Toi o Tāmaki Auckland Art Gallery / FJMT + Archimedia
Toi o Tāmaki Auckland Art Gallery / FJMT + Archimedia, © John Gollings
© John Gollings

© Patrick Reynolds © John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings + 14

Text description provided by the architects. The new Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is an extensive public project that includes the restoration and adaption of heritage buildings, a new building extension, and the redesign of adjacent areas of Albert Park.

© John Gollings
© John Gollings

The architecture has developed from a concept that relates as much to the organic natural forms of the landscape as it does to the architectural order and character of the heritage buildings.

© John Gollings
© John Gollings

The new building is characterised by a series of fine tree-like canopies that define and cover the entry forecourt, atrium and gallery areas. These light, profiled forms are inspired by the adjacent canopy of Pōhutukawa trees and “hover” over the stone walls and terraces that reinterpret the natural topography of the site. The ceilings of the canopies are assembled from carefully selected Kauri, profiled into precise geometric patterns and supported on slender and tapering shafts. These emblematic forms give the gallery a unique identity that is inspired by the natural landscape of the site.

© John Gollings
© John Gollings

Between the stepped stone podium and hovering canopies, an openness and transparency is created to allow views through, into and out of the gallery circulation and display spaces and into the green landscape of Albert Park. In this way the gallery opens to the park and adjoining public spaces in an inviting and engaging gesture of welcome.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

The entry sequence into the gallery follows a progression from the street forecourt, under a generous and welcoming canopy, through into a lower foyer to emerge via a broad stair into the large, light-filled atrium. The atrium provides a central orientation and display space for all visitors. Gallery circulation extends from the main atrium in a clear series of loops interconnecting all gallery spaces via the smaller southern atrium that mediates the junction with the existing Wellesley Wing.

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Section

A diverse range of exhibition spaces and rooms are created, both fixed and flexible, formal and informal, heritage and contemporary, naturally lit and artificially lit, open and closed, high spaces and lower spaces.

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Cite: "Toi o Tāmaki Auckland Art Gallery / FJMT + Archimedia" 18 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/448518/auckland-art-gallery-fjmt-archimedia/> ISSN 0719-8884
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