The Maritime Museum uses thresholds derived from maritime and museum culture. The thresholds allow for perceived breaks in space which encourage looking anew to create a total maritime museum experience that connects the maritime culture with each visitor’s culture.
The exhibition space disconnects from reality to create an experience that’s focused on deriving knowledge from artifacts of the past. A threshold adjusts focus and perception as one enters the exhibition space. Visitors adjust to the museum’s space in an attempt to connect to a culture that may be foreign to that of the visitor. The exhibition spaces’s threshold creates a false disconnect when in reality it is a part of the water’s surface within the harbor of sailboats.
Status: School Project
Location: Northerly Island, Chicago, IL