PA5. Interpreting Architecture

The work I’ve choosen in PA3 is Spiral museum deigned by BIG »Bjarke Ingles»

BIG and his team wanted to designed a spiral-shaped glass pavilion to complement the company’s oldest building,So BIG designed it in a way that dazzles everyone who visited it ,the spiral shaped pavilion rises on walls of structural curved glass, integrated with the landscape and the glazing entirely supports the steel roof , while a brass mesh runs along the external surface to regulate light and also temperature . and there is a green roof further helps regulate temperature , while absorbing water

The building’s roof is a continuous brass-clad steel sheet. Due to the roofline’s breaches created by the structure’s undulating shape, light can enter and views outside are possible. The structural glass walls that restrict the path through the building while allowing visitors to see the entire gallery support this lightweight roof.

Bjarke Ingels commented on the design, saying: «Watchmaking is the art and science of imbuing inanimate things with intelligence and performance, just like architecture. It is the art of giving metals and minerals life in the form of timekeeping by infusing them with movement, intelligence, energy, and measure. For the Maison des Fondateurs, we have attempted to fully integrate the geometry and the performance, the form and the function, the space and the structure, the interior and the exterior in a symbiotic whole, in contrast to most machines and most buildings today that have a disconnect between the body and the mind, the hardware and the software.

«For its impeccable craftsmanship, Swiss architecture has always been one of my favorites. There are times when Swiss structures give you the impression that they were built by watchmakers.

So this is the plan of this project

And this is some information about this project


Bjarke Ingels Group


Route de France 22B, 1348 Le Chenit, Switzerland


Bjarke Ingels, Thomas Christoffersen

Project Leader

Daniel Sundlin

Design Team

Ji-Young Yoon, Jason Wu, Otilia Pupezeanu, Natalie Kwee, Beat Schenk, Dammy Lee, Blake Smith, Marie Lancon, Yaziel Juarbe, Julien Beauchamp-Roy, Kristian Hindsberg, Pauline Lavie


HG Merz


Muller Illien


Audemars Piguet


2400.0 sqm




Route de France 22B, 1348 Le Chenit, Switzerland


Courtesy of BIG


2400.0 m2