The Libya Heritage Museum
The Libya Heritage museum in Tripoli will house permanent and special exhibitions providing a unique platform to showcase Libya’s national story on a local and international level.
Marko Neskovic was the project architect and associate in charge of the project which was won in competition by Metropolitan Workshop. The building’s main design concept is inspired by tented structures used by the Bedouin. The 12,000 sqm museum will be enclosed by a light weight, camouflaging ‘veil’, giving the building a dynamic, environmentally responsive and functional form.
The project is located west of the city centre and is near significant existing and planned public buildings such as the People’s Hall. The museum spaces are partially sunk into the ground and use the surrounding topography to integrate the building into the existing and proposed landscape.
Client: Engineering Consulting Office for Utilities, LibyaClient:
Architects: Metropolitan Workshop (Marko Neskovic, Richard Roberts, Neil Deely, Rupert Walshe, Duncan Thomas)
Executive Architect: CamillinDenny Architects
Structural Engineers: RambollWhitbybird
M&E Engineers: MDA Consulting
Landscape Architects: HED