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New Addition to Asian Civilization Museum

Posted: Jan. 15th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
Singapore Asian Civilization Museum
Strait Times

The Asian Civilisations Museum or ACM has just received a new modern extension that will open in 2015 in Singapore. The new addition to the structure is simply designed with a glass first floor and upper floors with the appearance of a titanium box linked to the older structure with light bridges.

the asian civilisations museum (ACM) will show more of the national collection, as well as new fujian artefacts, when its new extension opens in 2015.

a three-level glass atrium between the existing buildings, the ‘box’ will provide plenty of daylight and ventilation to part of the 1st level gallery space below while also providing a visual contrast between old and new that reflects the vibrant city-state of singapore. lightweight bridges will integrate the existing and new galleries at other levels.

 

designed by singaporean architects greenhilLi consultants: 'the new wing clad in titanium will be a distinctive architectural departure from the 19th-centuryneo-classicism of the original structure. the extension looks like a solid box floating in an enclosed space, a metallic cuboid ‘weightlessly’ elevated one level above the ground'.

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