Art Port

Navn
Mara Igaune
Uddannelsesgrad
Kandidat
Skole
Arkitektskolen
Program
Urbanism & Societal Change
År
2017
Art Port. View arriving from the passenger terminal

The art market is booming in an unseen level. In the last ten years, the revenue from the auctions, the number of artworks sold in auctions and the art prices have almost tripled. The prices are so high that the public art museums do not have the financial means to acquire new pieces. But if the art works do not appear in the museum, where are they?

The worlds richest people have found a solution- the free-port art warehouses. The oldest one in Geneva- hosts 3 times more artworks than the whole collection of the Louvre- in total- approximately 1,2 million artworks, including 1000 Picassos.

In the last 5 years free-port art warehouses have been appearing all over the world- Singapore, Luxembourg, New York and they all are almost full. The number of art pieces in the warehouses is huge but unknown.

The problem is clearly manifesting itself- more and more art is hidden, put intellectually almost in coma.

Meanwhile the state funding for the culture in Denmark and other countries go down.  Due to these cuts, the Danish national museums exclude special exhibitions and introduce the entrance tickets. Is there another way how to make the art accessible?

 

Booming art market
Insanely high prices for artworks
Extremely huge amount of art hidden in the free-port art warehouses
SITE
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Copenhagen airport in the city context
Copenhagen airport free-port zone
Copenhagen airport free-port zone
The site in Copenhagen Airport
VOLUME
Site model 1:1000
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arriving on foot from the passenger terminal
arriving by car
arriving by metro
arriving by plane
LEVEL 0
Level 0
The hall
LEVEL 1
Level 1
Open storage gallery
Collector hall
LEVEL 2
Level 2
Sculpture garden
Section
BILLBOARD TOWER
Levels 3-6 typical plan & Level 7 Skybar
Sky bar
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Front facade
Passenger terminal facade
Runnway facade
Warehouse facade
Scale model 1:200