VENICE BRIDGE MUSEUM
The hybrid program of bridge and museum was the point of departure for this Venice Bridge Museum project. The historic tradition of glass making throughout the region, inspired the fluidity of the design. Through a process of investigating glass making, the space was manipulated in a manner similar to molten glass; bend, stretch, bulge and soft seaming were incorporated into the architectural vocabulary. The skin of the museum was clad in a contemporary of ‘Mercury Glass’, another Venetian tradition. Superimposed onto the form was an abstracted Gothic pattern which creates perforations and larger openings. The pattern stretched to become more open or dense according to the program within.