MCMG
Musée des Cultures et des Mémoires de la Guyane

Cayenne
2020

ClientConseil Général de la Guyane

LocationCayenne, French Guiana

Date2014 – 2020

Size10 400 m2

Budget23,66 M€

ScopeMuseography, design

Project leaderMathieu Muin, Lucie Dorel

ArchitectMoreau Kusunoki Architectes

Heritage arch.Antoine Bordenave

Landscapein-situ

AcousticPeutz

EngineersBétom Ingénierie

Moreau Kusunoki Architectes, in partnership with the Studio Adrien Gardère, won in 2013 the competition for the creation in Cayenne of the Center of Cultures and Memoirs of Guyana (MCMG).

As a place of preservation, demonstration and cultural expertise, the MCMG will become a place for an identity and public life. The project is the rehabilitation of the old Jean-Martial hospital – which will soon be included in the list of historic monuments – along with the construction of new buildings. The future MCMG will be located in the rear of the Place of the Palmistes, an important public space of the city.

 

The scenography preserves the perception and the architectural volume of the Jean-Martial hospital, taking advantage of its existing doors and passageways. The museum’s furniture distributes the axes of circulation, draws various routes and invites the visitor to deambulation and wander, far from a strict European rationality that entails hierarchies. The perspectives arranged between inside and outside weave links between the themes of the museum and the views on the city and on the ocean.

 

 

 

 

StudioAdrienGardere_Museo_Maison_Cultures_Guyane_2018
StudioAdrienGardere_Museo_Maison_Cultures_Guyane_2018
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StudioAdrienGardere_Museo_Maison_Cultures_Guyane_2018

ClientConseil Général de la Guyane

LocationCayenne, French Guiana

Date2014 – 2020

Size10 400 m2

Budget23,66 M€

ScopeMuseography, design

Project leaderMathieu Muin, Lucie Dorel

ArchitectMoreau Kusunoki Architectes

Heritage arch.Antoine Bordenave

Landscapein-situ

AcousticPeutz

EngineersBétom Ingénierie