• MAS Museum

    MAS Museum
    • © XDGA, photo Frans Parthesius
    • MAS Museum

      The project for the Museum of Maritime History (MAS) in Antwerp aims to unite a series of strongly contrasting collections. The proposal of XDGA seeks to provide maximum levels of both content and experience. In essence, the building is akin to a warehouse in which all content is rigorously organized and ordered. Free from preconceived ‘curation’, the resulting matrix can be accessed in a variety of manners; traditional queries, a curated exhibition, the internet, curious browsing or even guest curation. Immersion in the archive and intuitive visitor wandering produce entirely unique readings of the content whilst high speed visits or those based on specific areas of interest again find this trove of material used and accessed autonomously. In this way, the museum resists provision of a didactic, synthetic and historically linear narrative, but any number of readings, interpretations and personal perceptions.

      The project for the Museum of Maritime History (MAS) in Antwerp aims to unite a series of strongly contrasting collections. The proposal of XDGA seeks to provide maximum levels of both content and experience. In …

    • © XDGA
    • © XDGA, photo Frans Parthesius
    • © XDGA
    • © XDGA
    • © XDGA
    • 2000017 MAS Museum

      competition,

      CityAntwerp

      Programhistorical museum

      Year2000

      Procedurecompetition

      Total floor area16.000 m²

      Structural engineerOve Arup & Partners, Athenco

      Mechanical engineerOve Arup & Partners

      PhotographsFrans Parthesius