The Fresach Diocesan Museum Complements a Nearby Church

 - Aug 12, 2014
References: marte-marte & designboom
The Fresach Diocesan Museum by Marte Marte Architecture firm is situated in Austria, and right next to a church. The museum is part of this religious institution, so the goal was to ensure the design complemented the original church.

This was certainly achieved, as it upholds the minimalist look of the church. It does not have any windows in the top section, and instead looks like a large elevated tomb (while morbid, it works well with the overall design). According to DesignBoom, "the shape symbolizes the building’s religious affiliation, while creating a dramatic effect on the interior." The museum provides the perfect support for the church, as it allows people to learn more about religion, as well as the church situated mere feet away on the site.

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