來自愛爾蘭的McCullough Mulvin Architects建築事務所受到愛爾蘭基爾肯尼(Kilkenny)當地議會的委託,將一座十三世紀的聖瑪麗教堂(St Mary’s Church),改建為一座中世紀藝術及考古博物館。
Dublin-based firm McCullough Mulvin Architects was commissioned by the local council to convert a 13th-century building—formerly St Mary’s Church, into a museum of medieval art and archaeology in Kilkenny, Ireland.

位於愛爾蘭重要的朝聖之路的起點,《聖瑪麗中世紀朝聖博物館》收藏了基爾肯尼的文化寶藏,以及石灰石雕刻而成的墓碑及紀念碑,範圍從中世紀到20世紀都有,蘊含了這座城市深厚的底蘊與內涵。
‘St Mary’s Medieval Mile Museum’ houses a collection of the city’s civic treasures, as well as carved limestone tombs and monuments spanning the Middle Ages to the 20th century.

McCullough Mulvin Architects建築事務所表示:「這項計畫結合了細緻的古建築修復,以及大膽的當代設計,並創立了一個全新的標準。我們在這間博物館嘗試性的運用考古學來解決建築問題。」建築師們重建了教堂的北面廊道及其聖壇,用鉛和木材覆蓋了外部;從而為石材立面引入了新的材料。進入室內,乾淨的白色牆壁和新安裝的地板則為展品提供了一個中性的背景。
“The project combines sensitive restoration and contemporary design to an exemplary standard”, stated the architects. The new museum “became an experiment in the use of archaeology to help define an architectural solution”, they continued. The architects rebuilt the northern aisle of the church and its chancel, cladding the exterior in lead and timber; thereby introducing a new materiality to the stone facade. Inside, clean white walls and a newly installed floor provide a neutral backdrop for the exhibits.

Images: Christian Richters
Words: Stephanie Wade
Source: Ignant