Timber Cubes – Odunpazari New Modern Art Museum

A LONG TIME AGO there was a market for wood and timber in the Turkish city of Eskişehir. The name of the market, Odunpazari, is now being used for the new modern art museum that opened in September and is the first of its kind in the area.

The museum serves as a link between a newly developed district and an older part of the city with traditional Ottoman buildings in wood. They are built along winding streets, and Kengo Kuma & Associates have created a design that reflects the local area, with small volumes that grow bigger as the visitor approaches the main entrance. The buildings are shaped like cubes, with a unified design language binding them into a single unit.

The architecture draws on the site’s history, with an exterior of long, horizontal glulam beams in pine that intersect with each other.

NEWS  STORY
DATE: 12th March 2020

AUTHOR: SWEDISH WOOD TRA MAGAZINE

SUBJECT: TURKSH MUSEUM EMBRACE WOODEN HISTORY

DETAIL: ODUNPAZARI NEW MODERN ART MUSEUM TIMBER CUBES

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