BAKU MUSEUM OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART - BAKU, AZERBAIJAN

As part of Azerbaijan’s strategy to enhance its cultural infrastructure, President Ilham Aliyev signed a decree in December 2006 pledging to design, construct, and program several new museums.  In July 2008 GCAM entered its first Concept Development Study Agreement, with the Azerbaijani government’s State Committee for the Management of State Property, for a new international museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Baku.  Jean Nouvel was engaged to design a highly functional and aesthetically innovative museum complex of approximately 41,600 square meters.

The project expanded into a Cultural District Master Plan.  For this purpose, GCAM engaged EDAW, a leading international urban design firm that specializes in master planning of sustainable cultural districts in harmony with their environments.  The GCAM/EDAW team linked the museum site to the city by extending its Corniche to the end of the Bailov peninsula.  In addition, the GCAM/EDAW team proposed the creation of a “cultural archipelago,” a series of islands that would connect both ends of the Bay of Baku and aid in the clean-up of the city’s coastline.

The art and exhibition program developed by GCAM had a very specific local focus with a Center for Art of the Caucuses, a Center for Contemporary Art of Azerbaijan, an Interactive Media Center to be programmed through a partnership with ZKM in Karlsruhe, Germany, and a Global Center for Contemporary Art.


巴库现当代美术馆——阿塞拜疆 巴库

作为阿塞拜疆提升文化基础设施战略的一部分,伊力哈姆·阿利耶夫总统于200612月签署了一项法令,保证设计、建设、部署几家新的博物馆。20087月,GCAM与阿塞拜疆政府国有资产管理委员会就在巴库建设新国际当代和现代美术馆签订了第一个《概念策划研究协议》。让·努维尔应邀设计一个占地41,600平方米、兼具高功能和美学创新的博物馆综合体。

此项目后来发展成一个文化区总体规划。为完成总体规划,GCAM邀请了EDAW(美国易道)。美国易道是国际上首屈一指的国际城市设计公司,擅长制定与环境协调可持续发展的文化区总体规划。GCAMEDAW团队将滨海道路延长到贝勒夫半岛末端,成功将美术馆和城市连接起来。另外,GCAMEDAW团队还提议创建一个文化群岛,一系列岛屿将连接巴库湾两端,并帮助清理城市的海岸线。

GCAM制定的艺术展览项目具有独特的地方特色,包括高加索艺术中心,阿塞拜疆当代艺术中心,与德国卡尔斯鲁厄的ZKM合作策划的互动媒体中心,以及全球当代艺术中心。