Art Gallery and the City
This project takes root in the city of Korcula, a peninsular town on the coast of Croatia. The gallery complex engages in conversation with the town through a normative statement that incorporates or reinvents key elements of the city. In the list of such elements figure the defensive and internal nature of Korcula, the axiality and expansion at its center, the proportion and linearity of the narrow galleries and the playful bridging of the building fabric. Art is displayed in the complex in a variety of ways. One would experience the sculpture collection serially or axially in courtyards replicating the negative imprint of the city plots; reflections accentuate the experience of art as some of these courtyards are flooded by the carving of the architectural envelope. Specific pieces are displayed centrally in unique rooms of unexpected poché that bridge the narrow galleries.