M Shed Bristol Museum by LAB Architecture Studio
LAB Architecture Studio created the M-Shed Museum located in Bristol, England. Bristol City Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund are the founding of the museum. The old Bristol Industrial Museum was completed in 1951 and closed in 2006. M Shed takes over its dockfront site respecting the industrial heritage.
The dramatic warehouse spaces were designed as exhibition areas. A prime importance was the lighting system, it has the proper design and it was integrated in a sympathetic way. The second floor, a new structure of the building will house temporarily a gallery. The West Foyer and the Main Foyer have a central position and they could serve as orientation spaces for visitors or as spaces were visitors could rest or share their opinions. Because the location of the museum was well chosen from the foyers can be admired beautiful views out of Bristol.
For this project there weren’t conservation requirements, yet the budget was extremely tight. Comparing to projects with similar size and aspiration M Shed Museum had balanced costs. There is nothing to reproach about the quality. The city will appreciate the significant contribution of the museum. M Shed Museum is 5,300 sqm and it will be completed this year.