in collaboration with PASSELAC ET ROQUES ARCHITECTES
Soulages Museum. Rodez, France
Respectful of its surroundings, the building is organised in a succession of cubes. The intervals remind the passerby of the ’’fenestras’’ in the Aveyron and gives way to contemplation. Orientated towards the garden, the southern wall does not exceed three meters whilst on the the northern side of the site, the ‘’boxes’’ overlook a pathway.
The museum will take the fragility of the collections into account. Arranged in practical volumes around a monitored light, it will provide obscured and protected areas for papers (Walnut Stains, printed works), whereas the five high ’’boxes’’ will harbour the paintings and the cardboards of Conques’ stained-glass windows under a zenithal light.
Musée Soulages Rodez 2014 © Grand Rodez - Photo: Cedric Méravilles