‘We immediately understood that we should make something more like a land-art thing, something that could add value to that flat area that wasn’t used by the people. Here it’s windy and it rains a lot, so you need protection. And in that sense we wanted to create a building that could be also a shelter.
The existing paths going into this area helped to determine accesses and to develop the program. When you climb the stairs you can sit and have a view of the entire scenario and when you go inside you have these two big panorama windows that allows you to look outside again.’
‘This is not a Museum in a traditional sense. It’s not a Museum for Fine Arts or common exhibits. This is a story-telling place and a social place. That’s what we were asked to design: a social place that could tell the story of Liverpool.’
‘A lot of architects around the world work their buildings as a sort of sculptures from the outside but when you go inside you ask yourself: ‘what happened here..?!?’. But instead we work very much that connection and the combination between inside and outside and how do one moves in the space.’