A modern take on culture & heritage
The Art Gallery is composed of six modular sea cans linearly placed side-by-side. The architectural gestures are defined by lifting the sea cans from the ground plane to reinforce the impermanency of the Art Gallery to a singular location. One of the central sea cans is lifted to a second floor, creating a void in the composition, which defines an outdoor courtyard, and frames the entrance, the circulation spaces, the coffee shop area, and divides the space into an exhibition area and a reception/gift shop area.
The building façade is characterized by a second skin, generated by examining historical patterns of Palestinian culture. This pattern is achieved by perforating a solid material which enables the dappling of the sunlight inside of the gallery creating a constantly moving and dynamic naturally lit atmosphere.