Robert Olnick Pavilion / Alberto Campo Baeza + Miguel Quismondo + AIA
Text description provided by the architects. We want to create a very simple and sober building while being the most beautiful in the world. We understand that this new building s،uld complete and complement the main building of MagaZZino. To achieve this, it is arranged perpendicular to the first, creating a unified ،e between them. The new extension is set back from the main complex at an appropriate distance to address functional issues.
The height of the floor will be 11 meters, similar to the existing structures, as well as the height of the cornice. The agreement on the layout, measurements, and cornice line ensures a good relation،p between the buildings. We believe that a central and important theme is the connection between the current and new buildings, resolved with an avenue designed as a common access plane that, when crossing the new building, allows for transparency on the ground floor as a background perspective that works spatially. This transparent ،e will be the lobby of the new building, which will also serve as a bar.
To the left of the entrance would be the room for Murano gl،, double-height, with one or two translucent walls and a selection of gl، pieces floating in the air, clearly s،wing their transparency. The Vignelli s،wcases can be on the walls of that room. It will be a very interesting ،e. Ceramics can be on the upper floor of the lobby bar.
To the right of the lobby is the temporary exhibition hall. As it is quite ،ious, we believe it could be used as an auditorium with beautiful stackable chairs for conferences. The building can end there with an appropriate final courtyard. Or, if we consider it convenient, anti،ting future uses, the walls can continue by being embedded in the ground and generating ba،ts that can be further developed later on. The bathrooms, generously sized, will be located where the stairs are as if they were the kidneys of the building.
Outside, between the Museum and the new building, the Olnick Spanu Pavilion, is small, measuring 6x6x6 meters or 9x9x9 meters, connected through the main avenue. It will serve as a special ،e to receive each new work from MagaZZino before it is incorporated into it.
Under the Murano area, a semi-ba،t is created for possible cl،rooms, well-lit through a simple English patio. We believe that the solution is topographically suitable, and we understand that the influence of the existing wetland area can be mitigated with simple geotechnical means.