This institution’s project was conceived by the artist Hüsamettin Kocan, with the purpose of establishing the Baksi Culture Art Foundation. Architect Mimar Sinan Genim was the mastermind behind its construction, with a curved and slanted ceiling design and a “prepakt” concrete structure, key pieces to fight against the complicated weather in Bayburt, Turkey, that goes well with the hill landscape that accompanies it.
This space’s dynamic structure creates a dialogue with the historical buildings in the area, offering contrast between two eras in one of England’s oldest cities. Its design is reminiscent of merchant ships that were once in charge of the ports; the minds behind this work were 3XN. Located along the Mersey River (downtown Liverpool), it connects the passageway of the port with Albert Dock, social gathering spot filled with restaurants, art galleries, and boutiques.
Inujima Seirensho Art Museum
This Japanese museum is located in the small Inujima Island, middle of nowhere. Hiroshi Sambuicho is the genius behind the rehabilitation of the island, place that more than 100 years served as a copper refinery, and which was abandoned when resources were no longer available.
The project was financed by Soichiro Fukutake (Japanese multimillionaire) and the place is divided into four areas: the Sun Gallery, covered with glass to absorb solar energy; the Earth Gallery, an 80-meter hallway that uses the soil’s temperature to regulate itself; the Energy Corridor, controlled by a greenhouse; and the main space, the Chimney Corridor, which controls the air flow.
Port Lockroy Museum
This port in the Antarctica was discovered in 1903 by the French, but it wasn’t until 1944 that it became British property and was named “British Base A”. After World War II it became a study center until it was closed down in 1962. In 1996, a group of Englishmen decided to restore it and turn it into a museum.