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- 关键字:博物馆,装修,艺术之路 smarty:/if?>
- 发布时间:2013-08-22 14:34
Richard Meier in Rolandseck： Homage to our third museum patron
By Oliver Kornhoff， Director of the Arp Museum
博物馆建筑自2007年对外开放以来，理查德·迈耶就已成为第三大赞助人，仅次于Hans Arp和Sophie Taeuber-Arp。因此，邀请“三大”赞助人前来参加本次“建筑”主题年会，颇有意义。值此博物馆开业五周年之际，特展出理查德·迈耶主要作品（“理查德·迈耶，艺术建筑”展）以示庆祝。
Hans Arp， after whom the museum is named， once wrote “The dreamer is able to make eggs as large as houses dance.”
Actually for many years it seemed no more than a dream to get Richard Meier， a leading architect of contemporary museums， for the renovation and construction of the new Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck. But sometimes “big” dreams become true.
Since the opening of the museum building in 2007， Richard Meier has become a third patron of our museum next to Hans Arp and Sophie Taeuber-Arp. It was therefore a great pleasure to bring together our “three” patrons in one annual theme“ Architecture”. Five years after the museum‘s opening to celebrate our anniversary with a major exhibition about Richard Meier (“Richard Meier. Building as Art”).
From the point of view of the cultural landscape of Germany Meier’s projects are indispensable. Since the late 1970‘s Meier designed seven museums and exhibition buildings in Europe， four of them were planned in Germany. The Arp Museum is his most recently completed German cultural building. All Meier buildings have in common the idea of an architecture which is composed like a piece of music， like a sculpture or a painting.
Therefore his architecture is always more than a pragmatic act of addition； his architecture is ’Baukunst‘. For all his architecture the use of the color white is of crucial importance. Almost all of Meier’s buildings are designed in a bright white color that emphasizes their artistic sovereignty and autonomy. In Rolandseck Meier‘s architecture also underlines its quality to stage itself. His spectacular promenade architectural eleads visitors first through an underpass beneath the busy railway line. Followed by a spacious， mine-like underground passage enclose with architectural concrete walls. This leads the visitor into the Rhine-valley hillside， before floating forty meters up in a glass elevator to enter the museum building. Therefore the path and sequence to art becomes a path through art.
Meier also includes and connects the building with the landscape through the transparent building envelope， which opens the exhibition floor entirely to the Rhine valley. The panoramic view of the river displays the changing rhythm of the seasons and sunlight. By consequence， the ever changing nature becomes an integral part of the architecture.
This distinctive style characterizes not only the building itself， but also forms the exhibitions shown in his museum. Meier’s architecture is/forms the stage and enters into dialogue with the works exhibited. Because it is important to him， “how the visitor sees and understands the building when passing through， how he experiences the art displayed as part of the space， always new， always different.” This connection and relationship at the eye level is what the artist Richard Meier wanted to create in the first place.
The Arp Museum Bahnh of Rolandseck offers visitors a very special experience. The museum is not only a spectacular venue for exhibitions， but its own prominent exhibit piece - one to walk through， to literally experience Meier‘s principles first hand.
In 1990 Richard Meier wrote about the design of the Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck“ Together we want to construct some thing very special. Hans Arp will be proud.”
Today I guess one can say， “Yes we did！”