And we worked on this section perspective piece of resistance this week as well. Happy friday! Arts Complex Beggars Wharf Project One, Rockland Maine This speculative museum will act as a beacon at the gateway corner to the new Beggars Wharf waterfront redevelopment district in Rockland Maine. It will also work as the figurehead for a greater museum complex, to include a block of remodeled historic warehouses including the Bicknell Factory Building, an original Beggar's Wharf hub. Altogether the complex will work as a fluid series of museum, studio, event and educational spaces as well as, along with other commercial and residential mixed use block development, steward for the public park spaces in, around, and on the complex.
The museum / event space begins with a ground floor connected with the streetscape outside, which then unfurls upwards through intertwining processions of indoor and outdoor spaces. Along the way are interior and exterior galleries, theater and lecture spaces, cafes, terraces and parks. The interior spaces are flexible such that events can inhabit each or a series of spaces. The exterior spaces on and around the museum include a variety of public and semi-public park spaces and a center-block sculpture garden. A mushroom-like skin of cedar wood fins veil the core and upper museum facade. The cedar fins appear continuous from interior to exterior, acting as doorway, railing, light and air diffuser, sun and rain screen, with patterning which morphs from every vantage point. The cedar fins are manufactured by techniques both new and old, digital and analog. Inside the cedar fins are CNC milled and maintain their warm natural color. Outside the cedar fins twist via steam bending and grey with the elements. #workinprogress #park #waterfront #hotel #museum #mixeduse #townhouse #architecture #landscape #landscapeurbanism #brownfield #urbanrevitalization #workingwaterfront #marina #mrldllc #tgif