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Kengo Kuma’s Stack of Crates Art Museum Opens in Turkey

Infra News - Published on Mon, 16 Sep 2019

Image Source: Global Construction Review
Global Construction Review reported that the Odunpazari Modern Museum designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma and Associates has opened in Eskisehir, a university town in northwest Turkey. From the outside, the three-storey, 4,500 square meter building appears to be a giant heap of stacked crates a design that was inspired by Odunpazari’s traditional cantilevered houses and Eskisehir’s history as a wood marketplace. The museum will have an exhibition spaces on the ground floor and smaller rooms on the upper levels to show smaller-scale artworks. There is also an atrium, located in the centre of the museum where the “crates” meet.

OMM was founded by art collector and businessman Erol Tabanca, and will contain 1,000 works of art from 1950s to the present day. The inaugural collection will exhibit 200 works by 60 artists from Turkey.

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Posted By : Ratan Singh on Mon, 16 Sep 2019
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