the cylinder, and of old and new, will give rise to a sequence of even
more powerful, varied spaces and create a lively place appropriate for
upholding the city’s culture for the next generation,’ says Ando.
The cylinder, linking two walls and two eras, will create a path through
the ground floor that will become a passageway to the floors above,
leading the visitor in a centrifugal movement to each of the spaces open
to the public. A walkway, curled around this central cylinder along the
building’s internal facade, will offer new vantage points from which to
view this historic building. The path will also lead to the new auditorium,
located underground beneath the foundations of the cylinder. Its stage
will be aligned with this circle, in a subtle reminder of the centrality that
forms the core of the building.
The Bourse de Commerce will include 3000sqm of modular exhibition
space, which can range in size from intimate to monumental in order to
present works on various scales and different media, from photography
to installations, and including painting, sculpture, and video. Along with
gallery space, the museum will also feature an auditorium with 300 seats
for screenings, lectures, conferences and concerts; a vast foyer and a
black-box theatre for video installations and experimental performances.
The newly created exhibition spaces will be organised around the
Ando’s preliminary sketches
indicate the dynamics of the
cylinder within the atrium