The new Museum of Liverpool by 3XN

By : Mark V | 13 Oct 2011 11:41 am | Landmarks, Museums

Building and designing the museum was a great challenge. It implied many things. The new Museum of Liverpool is located next to the well known Three Graces and it is said that it’s the largest National Museum to be built in the UK in over 100 years. The site where it lies is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

It was designed by 3XN, the principal architect and creative director being Kim Herforth Nielsen. It has a major cultural influence, being more than a regular museum. It opened on JULY 19TH and it holds many surprises in store, including the Beatles phenomenon. It’s the perfect place for tourists, visitors and people who are fond of history.

Liverpool is one of the world’s most famous ports. This is why the design of the museum seems to depict the trading ships that once upon a time were present in the harbour. The windows show the view of the Harbour and the City. The façade has a relief pattern that reveals a new meaning for the historical detail in the ‘Three Graces”.

The museum unites history with present: the structure is shaped like an old ship, but the facilities and the overall design are modern. The building also functions as a link, connecting the Harbour promenade with the Albert Dock. The museum is in the center of Liverpool, along the Mersey River.

The Albert Dock includes restaurants, boutiques and museums. The museum attracts locals as well as visitors, encouraging communication. There are seating places with in the outdoor areas surrounding the museum. Inside the museum’s central atrium, there is a staircase that leads directly to the galleries.

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