Designed by MANUELLE GAUTRAND ARCHITECTURE, Lille Museum Of Modern, Contemporary and Outsider Art is located in Lille, France. The project aims at building up the museum as a continuous and fluid entity, this by adding new galleries dedicated to a collection of Art Brut works, from a travelling movement that extrapolates existing spaces.
A complete refurbishment of the existing building was next required, some parts were very worn. The architecture of the extension wraps around the north and east sides of the existing arrangement in a fan-splay of long, fluid and organic volumes. On one side, the fan ribs stretch in close folds to shelter a café-restaurant that opens to the central patio; on the other, the ribs are more widely spaced to form the five galleries for the Art Brut collection.