Museum of Capitalism Competition
- Honorable Mention -
Capitalism is the shelter that we live and operate in every day. Much like capitalism, the roof of the museum is a multifaceted, layered system that is permeable in both directions, allowing outward elements to affect the interior and vice versa. The roof is structure begins on an even grid of columns and is manipulated in color, height, transparency to create a datum that organizes the museum galleries below. The glass walls of the gallery allow for maximum transparency for the interior exhibits. Video projections on the glass can be viewed from inside and outside the galleries and give life and motion to the museum. Visitors will be able to view hologram images of influential thinkers and theorist of capitalism. The content of the exhibits is not relics, but ideas; it is not about the past only in how it affects the future. The museum is an organized rhythm between the column grid, the roof structure, the glass box galleries, and centric circles that influence the galleries both interior and exterior. The diagram of the interaction of these organizations cannot be separated from the physical experience of the space. The overlay is not hierarchical but systematic, which allows for the space to affect the visitor in enumerable ways. The digital exhibits are unbiased, like the datum that organizes the plan, and will allow the visitor to draw individual opinions on the merit of capitalism.