City history museum at world heritage site by the Mersey River
3XN’s winning proposal for a new British national museum; the Museum of Liverpool, will establish a dynamic, open and accessible structure that grows out of its riverside site. The site falls within the Liverpool World Heritage site and it is conceived as inclined or elevated platforms, gradually forming a sculptural structure. It is estimated that the new museum will attract at least 750.000 visitors on a yearly basis, and that Liverpool, with the Museum as a symbol of the Liverpool’s ongoing regeneration, will be elevatated into the front rank of European tourist destinations.
The museum will be a focal point of 2008 when Liverpool becomes European Capital of Culture. With this impetus the first phase of the museum must be complete in October of the celebration year. After the Capital of Culture Year, phase two, the exhibition fit out will begin with the museum completion scheduled for April 2010.
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