C3 392: Bubble and Squeak/The Place of Museums/Neighborhood Sports
This instalment covers three very different subjects: ephemeral tangible structures, contemporary museum trends, and new sports facilities in relation to urban renewal and social inclusion. Two pneumatic bubble structures are profiled, one by Plastique Fantastique in the Netherlands and the other by Spanish practice DOSIS in London. The evolved function and form of the museum is explored next, a typology nowadays characterised by place-making, entertainment, and versatility, with new buildings by Snøhetta, BIG, AL_A, and Verner Johnson. Lastly, new perspectives in sports architecture design by Manuelle Gautrand, MVRDV + ADEPT, CAB Architects, and more.