Jury feedback summary
The proposal slices through a mountain to offer a tunnel-like sequence of spaces, one that is geometrically complex yet rendered simple through the project’s clear sections. The white mass of the museum emerges from a mountainside as if a foreign object, in stark contrast to the surrounding rocky brown environment. The dialectical dialogue with nature is continued in the two exhibition areas, with one set in a dark space of extreme tension where visitors stand beneath a heavy boulder seemingly lodged in the mountainside, about to break loose; the other is set in a daylight-filled space opening up to a green paradise complete with lush trees, grass and water. This is a project that successfully plays with spatial compression, light and darkness to elicit emotional response.