Interpretive Center in Response to Cultural Displacement by Museum
In response to cultural displacement surrounding the American Museum of Natural History, the interpretive center is placed through transgression along the north side of the Museum. This long structure will address an updated narrative of what the museum has failed to portray. This permeable building allows the visitor to enter the premises in any direction and uses the second and third stories as spaces for the center. Meanwhile, the first story can be used for the public as well; its permeable delineation around the museum serves as a public statement regarding the historical changes that need to be made by the private institution. This project started by studying the cultural displacement of Seneca Village and ended by covering the same social issue that was present in the area by other institutions. Seneca Village plays an important role in the tectonics and inspiration taken place in the design process of this interpretive center.