Architect description: Each one of us has these memories from his individual special toy. That’s why the exhibitions’ form treatment becomes an important element for the overall concept, “This was my own special world”. Since we were young, we were pure, simple, clear and non-aggressors, so are the museum’s form !
The accessibility to the Toy museum is obvious and divides the forms programmatic functionality. Upon accessing the main entrance, visitors will face their own first worlds which will be separated, discrete and -like every familiar tree house- penetrating the wide sky. They will find that the whole middle space of the museum will focus on the public spaces such as entrance, souvenir shop, main exhibition, temporary exhibition, library and cafe.
Who works in toys industry know that toys had many types and classifications. however, we have picked up a classification of eight types. Then architectural form has been generated based on this type of classification. The building also has a temporary exhibition that will be separated according to the exhibitors need. At the second level we created a universal platform that connects all exhibitions together.
Design : NIIT Studio
Project team: Abdalrahman Alsayed Ahmed – Aly Magdy Mohamed Fouad – Mahmoud Mohamed Hassan
Project Location: Amsterdam, Netherland
Type: Competition Entry.
Project year: 2015