This exhibition building turns the existing park, which contains scale models of historic buildings, into a private space creating an enhanced visitor experience. The building is a low slung, L-shaped plan form that addresses the park to north with a series of timber terraces and colonnades and gives access to it via two ramps over a pool. This is calm and contemplative in contrast to the seaward elevation that fragments into an angular, stone clad form redolent of a breakwater. The main entrance draws visitors through the ‘breakwater’ via a tunnel to the terraces, from where they can explore two floors of galleries or view the park beyond.
The Aga Khan Trust for Culture, 2011.