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Messner Mountain Museum Corones, South Tyrol

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Messner Mountain Museum Corones

Mount Kronplatz – South Tyrol Building, Northern Italy – design by Zaha Hadid Architects

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Messner Mountain Museum Corones in South Tyrol

Design: Zaha Hadid Architects

Location: Mount Kronplatz, South Tyrol, northern Italy

Embedded within the summit of Mount Kronplatz, 2,275m above sea level at the centre South Tyrol’s most popular ski resort, the Messner Mountain Museum Corones is surrounded by the alpine peaks of the Zillertal, Ortler and Dolomites. Established by renowned climber Reinhold Messner, the sixth and final Messner Mountain Museum explores the traditions, history and discipline of mountaineering.

Messner Mountain Museum
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Messner, the first person to climb all 14 mountains around the world over 8,000 meters, and the first to climb Mount Everest without the aid of tanked oxygen, conveys his vision for the MMM Corones: “Kronplatz offers views beyond the borders of South Tyrol to all points of the compass: from the Lienz Dolomites in the east to the Ortler in the west, from the Marmolada Glacier in the south to the Zillertal Alps in the north. The museum is a mirror of the world of my childhood – the Geislerspitzen, the central buttress of the Heiligkreuzkofel (the most difficult climb in my whole life) and the glaciated granite mountains of the Ahrn Valley. On Kronplatz I present the development of modern mountaineering and 250 years of progress with regard to the equipment. I speak of triumphs and tragedies on the world’s most famous peaks – the Matterhorn, Cerro Torre, K2, and shed light on alpinism with the help of relics, thoughts, works of art and by reflecting the outside mountain backcloth in the interior of MMM Corones.”

Messner Mountain Museum
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Zaha Hadid explains the concept of the design: “The idea is that visitors can descend within the mountain to explore its caverns and grottos, before emerging through the mountain wall on the other side, out onto the terrace overhanging the valley far below with spectacular, panoramic views.”

Messner Mountain Museum
photo © Werner Huthmacher

In 2003, the Concordia 2000 Peace Bell was the first cultural installation to join the sports and recreational amenities at the summit of Mount Kronplatz, which include facilities for hang-gliding and paragliding, the Kron and Gipfel Restaurants, a replica of a Native American settlement, as well as the summit stations of the Kronplatz 2000 cable-car to Riscone/Reischach, the Olang cable-car to Valdaora, and the Ruis cable-car to San Vigilio. The Mountain Museum will welcome visitors throughout the year to explore Messner’s world where humanity is pushed to its limits, adding a further cultural and educational institution to Mount Kronplatz.

Messner Mountain Museum
picture © Werner Huthmacher

Reinhold Messner’s vision for a museum of submerged into the peak of Mount Kronplatz detailed three very specific locations of where the museum should emerge from ground: “In the first, a window looking out southwest to the peak of the Peitlerkofel mountain, in the second, another window should look south toward the Heiligkreuzkofel peak, in the third, a balcony should face west to the Ortler and South Tyrol.”

Messner Mountain Museum
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Informed by the shards of rock and ice of the surrounding landscape, concrete canopies have been cast in-situ and rise from the ground to protect the museum’s entrance, viewing windows and terrace.

Messner Mountain Museum
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Reflecting the lighter colours and tones of the jagged limestone peaks of the surrounding Dolomites, the exterior panels are formed from a lighter shade of glass-reinforced fibre concrete and fold within the museum to meet the darker interior panels that have the luster and colouration of anthracite found deep below the surface.

Messner Mountain Museum
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A series of staircases, like waterfalls in a mountain stream, cascade through the museum to connect the exhibition spaces and describe visitors’ circulation over three levels. At the lowest level, visitors pass the viewing windows as they traverse through the galleries to emerge out onto the terrace that projects 6m from the mountainside giving a 240 degree panorama across the Alps.

Messner Mountain Museum
image © Werner Huthmacher

At 1,000 square meters, the museum is arranged over several levels to reduce its footprint. During construction, 4,000 cubic meters (140,000 cubic feet) of earth and rock was excavated and then replaced above and around the completed structure – immersing the museum within Mount Kronplatz and helping to maintain a more constant internal temperature. The wide windows allow natural light to penetrate deep within the museum, drawing visitors forward through the interior to the panoramic windows and viewing terrace cantilevered over the valley far below.

Messner Mountain Museum
photo © Werner Huthmacher

Constructed from in-situ reinforced concrete, the museum‘s structure has walls between 40-50cm, while its roof supporting the replaced earth and rock that embeds the museum into the mountain, is up to 70cm thick.

Messner Mountain Museum
photo © Werner Huthmacher

The majority of the museum’s exterior and interior panels are also made from in-situ concrete, with a formwork of tapered surfaces used to generate the peaks and abutments of the exterior panels that convey the rock and ice formations of the surrounding landscape. Almost 400 internal and external panels were prefabricated, with the more complex curved elements created in a process of spraying layers of high-performance fibre-concrete into moulds carved from CNC-milled foam using the architect‘s 3D model.

Messner Mountain Museum
photo © Werner Huthmacher

A scaffold of steel sections with adjustable brackets to offset tolerances forms the museum’s substructure. Counter-plates for the connecting brackets are laminated directly within each panel during the prefabrication process.

Messner Mountain Museum
photo © Werner Huthmacher

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Pierre Vives Montpellier: Zaha Hadid France

Montpellier Building, French Design by Zaha Hadid Architects, Models, Pictures

Pierres Vives Montpellier

Pierrevives: Contemporary Herault Development, France – design by Zaha Hadid

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13 Sep 2012

Pierres Vives Building

Pierrevives Montpellier – new photos + building news

Design: Zaha Hadid Architects

Pierres Vives Building
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pierresvives

André Vezinhet
President of the Conseil général de l’Hérault

Editorial

If I named this building after a quote from one of the greatest authors of Humanism, it is because public investment is not only a response to the needs of the moment, in this instance re-housing the archives and multimedia library of Hérault, but also a vision for the future of public service and urban planning.

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pierresvives building France
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When the jury I had the honour of chairing chose Ms. Zaha Hadid’s project, it was first and foremost to offer beauty to the greatest number of people. We didn’t chose it out of boldness, but because we embraced its concept and fluid forms, sensing that with them, we would write a new and magnificent page in the history of the La Paillade district and of Hérault.

Today, the force and beauty of this building is acknowledged by all, within its own architectural grammar. Zaha Hadid has written a splendid story in concrete, glass and steel, whose power and grace fascinate passers-by and visitors alike. The capacity for innovation and outstanding quality of the work provided by the companies involved in its construction made the dream come true. The personal commitment of workers, technicians and engineers fostered a spirit of companionship reminiscent of the enthusiasm of cathedral builders.

Each of us was aware of taking part in a human venture that would last through time.

pierresvives is built to survive the centuries and is already a part of our heritage.

pierresvives is also the setting of an ambitious cultural and civic public service project through which I aim to foster the personal fulfilment of each individual, in the service of social cohesion.

Pierres Vives Building
photo : Iwan Baan

Zaha Hadid on pierresvives

“It is not only the form of a construction that interests us, but the new uses of a building. With pierrevives, we needed to ensure that this large complex would be clearly and efficiently organized.”

“Its conception is one of the most ambitious and comprehensive assertions of our will to create dynamic and fluid spaces. It blends formal geometric complexity with bold structures and an innovative use of materials. Architectural creation involves pushing the boundaries – and I believe that pierresvives is an excellent demonstration of that […]”

“We really wanted the pierresvives project to be a new landmark […]. Today, in the digital 21st century, people’s lives have become flexible and globalized, and we must deal with much more complex social realities than in the industrial 20th century. This requires a new urbanism juxtaposing strata and porosity. The fluidity and transparency of the conception of pierresvives reflects the complexity of the 21st century.”

“I don’t think cities should be like Venice, never changing and never evolving. It is important to introduce contemporary buildings – but this must be well thought out. pierresvives fits in perfectly with the existing urban environment.”

ZAHA HADID ON pierresvives
Excerpts from Journal du Chantier n°1, May 2009

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Inauguration of pierresvives

Inauguration of Zaha Hadid’s innovative new building on September 13th, 2012

Priztker Prize winner in 2004, the architect Zaha Hadid, and André Vezinhet, Head of the French Département of Hérault, will inaugurate on September 13th 2012 a remarkable new building: pierrevives.

pierresvives is situated in Montpellier, France’s eighth-largest and most dynamic city. It has been conceived as an innovative cultural offer, to meet the needs of the area’s significant economic growth and increasing population of over 1,000 inhabitants per month.

For the Département of Hérault, whose capital, Montpellier, has recently been named one of the New York Times’ « Best Places to visit in 2012 », the commissioner and the architect have planned to concentrate three civic institutions in a single location: the public archives, a multimedia library and Hérault Sport.

Following the call for submissions launched by Département of Hérault in 2002, Zaha Hadid understood at once the specific requirements of the endeavour, and her submission was quickly singled out. Her futuristic structure, a sprawling edifice of swirly white concrete layers and green-tinted glass, takes on the architectural challenge of accommodating an ever increasing public whilst ensuring the conservation of valuable historical archives.

pierresvives building thus embodies a distinctly contemporary vision of culture and public access, actively contributing to the area’s growing reputation as a paradise for contemporary architecture. Hadid’s building will be the cornerstone of the pierresvives ecodistrict whose construction will take place over the coming years.

With this inauguration, pierresvives becomes the third project built by the now internationally acclaimed Anglo-Iraqi architect in France, after the car park and Terminus Hoenheim-North in Strasbourg and the CMA/CGM Tower in Marseille.

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The Spirit of pierresvives

Humanism is a doctrine emphasizing a person’s capacity for self-realization.

The word itself springs from « human ». It is a celebration of rationality, a striving to perfect the mind as well as the body.

François Rabelais, the epitome of the Renaissance Humanist, insists on the virtues of instruction. In his opinion, what matters most is to cultivate judgment, since, in his words, « science without conscience is but the ruin of the soul ».

The body is just as concerned as the mind: Rabelais, like Montaigne, emphasized the importance of physical exercise : « It is not enough to fortify his soul; you are also to make his sinews strong » (Montaigne, Essays).

As a tribute to this beautiful spirit, the building was christened pierresvives, the « City of Knowledge and Sports for all », after Rabelais’ words: « I build only living stones – men. » Reflecting this union of body and mind, Zaha Hadid has blended power with fluidity to express the continuity between form and content.

The three entities of pierrevives are each afforded the necessary space to function, yet will be able to collaborate in order to offer a joint cultural and sports programme to the public. The very conception of the pierresvives building allows both rationalization of space and synergy of infrastructures.

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The Architecture & Organization of pierresvives Building

“pierresvives, is a tiny chunk of the gigantic oeuvre of François Rabelais, who said: ‘I build only living stones – men.’ For him, one can’t build without putting man at the heart of the need to build.”
André Vezinhet, president of the Conseil général de l’Hérault

pierresvives is characterized by the unification of three institutions within a single envelope. The building is a strong figure, visible far into the landscape, “stitching” the neighbourhood with its urban environment, as well as with the Department.

As one moves closer, the division into three parts becomes apparent through the façade combining glass and concrete of varying densities.

The building has been developed on the basis of a rigorous pursuit of functional logic and ergonomics. The use of glass gives it lightness, yet it is firmly anchored in the territory.

pierresvives was conceived as a succession of horizontal strata: The Departmental archives of Hérault are located at the base of the building, forming its intellectual and terrestrial foundation. The multimedia library above it is slightly more porous, more open to light. This openness embodies its accessibility to the public who come to consults books and documents. Its spatial organization is pleasant and encourages circulation. This part of the building also houses the exhibition space, various public spaces, the “young citizen’s” space and public services.

On top of the building, the treatment of spaces allocated to Hérault Sports as well as the administrative and technical spaces of the common pierrevives resources department make the structure appear even lighter.

On the vertical plane, pierresvives is structured from the centre: the front and back entrances are the converging points of public, administrative and service entrances.

On the western facade, the main public entrance is protected by the enormous cantilevering canopy of the auditorium.

The eastern facade is used for the service entrances reserved for administrative staff and technical services.

The building was conceived to fulfill the requirements of its three functions, while focusing on functionality and accessibility.

Access and circulation within the pierrevives building The main vehicular access road, both for public visitors as well as for staff and service vehicles, comes off Rue Marius Petipa, and provides access to either side of the building. The public access of the western facade leads to the generous visitor car park right in front of the main entrance lobby. The service access is stretched along the opposite side, on the eastern façade.

The main entrance lobby on the ground floor links the three functions and represents the common public space of the archives, multimedia library and Hérault Sport. The exhibition space is located at the back of the building. A large central escalator leads to the first floor, where visitors can access the services that interest them.

Beyond this first floor, the functions of each institution are strictly separated. Each is afforded its own circulation space. Furthermore, the allocation of surfaces takes into account their internal logic and specific needs.

In the basement, a highly symbolic wine cellar is a novel experiment in the conservation of Hérault wines. This archive will stock and monitor one or several vintages of some seventy references over ten years.

Pierres Vives Building
photo : Iwan Baan

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