A contemporary conservational treatment and presentation of the exhibits required a conversion and extension of the existing building.
The objective was to make the exhibitions more exciting and informative to the visitors and to link the museum to the valuable archaeological surroundings. We wanted to achieve a distinctive and modern building to let history of the place become visible. Some of the exhibits are of extreme value both for the nation and culture.
A concept was designed which improves the entrance area, the visitor circulation and the relation to the surrounding area. The extension offers additional space for extra exhibition areas, a cafeteria and an auditorium.
A three-storey new building will extend the existing museum. The curved volume will be added at south-east end of the old building. A glass gap will connect the two massive elements.