MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum / all(zone)

MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum / all(zone)

© Soopakorn Srisakul © Soopakorn Srisakul © Soopakorn Srisakul © Soopakorn Srisakul + 33

Museum  · 
Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Architects: all(zone)
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 3330.0 sqm
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2016
  • Photographs Photographs: Soopakorn Srisakul
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Repfloor, Thai Techno Glass
  • Client

    MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum
  • Engineer

    Next Innovation
  • Lighting Designer

    Kris Manopimok
  • Daylight Designer

    Narongwit Areemit
  • Landscape Architect

    Rachaniporn Tiempayotorn
  • Environmental Graphic Designer

    Cookies Dynamo
  • Contractor

    Urban Form
  • Total site Area

    3700 sqm
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© Soopakorn Srisakul
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Text description provided by the architects. The MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum, located in the northern Thai city of Chiangmai, a thriving art and cultural center, has been created to house an important private collection of Thai and regional art.  

© Soopakorn Srisakul
© Soopakorn Srisakul

To present the collection, an old warehouse was dramatically transformed into a dynamic space that provides a well-facilitated platform for a wide range of activities.  While the industrial spirit of the warehouse has been maintained, light wells that brighten and illuminate the interior space have been created with the use of local materials. In addition to the gallery space, a front section of the building was designed for support activities.  

© Soopakorn Srisakul
© Soopakorn Srisakul
Plan 1
Plan 1
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© Soopakorn Srisakul
Plan 2
Plan 2
© Soopakorn Srisakul
© Soopakorn Srisakul

From the exterior, the museum immediately draws attention because the main façade is clad with thousands of small, decorative mirror tiles that reflect light, a decorative technique inspired by traditional Thai temple architecture. However, here new techniques of installation have been applied to create tile patterns that explore contemporary art expressions. The reflections help to dissolve the wall into the surroundings and vice versa, while at the same time, calling the attention of passersby with the lightness of the architecture.

© Soopakorn Srisakul
© Soopakorn Srisakul

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Project location

Address: Chiang Mai, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
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Cite: "MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum / all(zone)" 04 Oct 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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