(was created by)Jean Nouvel
MusÃ©e du quai Branly (Quai Branly Museum is the english translation).
"Quai Branly is a collection of interconnected, parallel low-rise structures that seem to emerge from the back of a group of Haussmann-era apartment buildings defining the site's western edge. The largest and most impressive is a 700-by-100-foot, bridgelike exhibition space that curves in plan to mimic the bend in the nearby Seine. It is supported by seemingly randomly placed piloti and several concrete-enclosed 'silos' that camouflage vertical circulation elements and mechanical equipment. Nearly 30 cantilevered boxes of various sizes containing small exhibition spaces and clad in earth-toned resin panels, protrude almost haphazardly from the building's north facade.
Three smaller structures, housing functions like administration, conservation, and the gift shop, each have their own exterior expression. The most unexpected is the 8,600-square-foot vertical garden that gives one face of the so-called Branly building, at the northwest corner of the site, the appearance of a furry animal. But even the most prosaic of materials are treated as an opportunity for articulation."
MQB, is a museum in Paris, France that features indigenous art, cultures and civilizations from Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas. The museum is located at 37, quai Branly - portail Debilly, 75007 Paris, France, situated close to the Eiffel Tower.
The building was designed by architect Jean Nouvel. The "living wall" (200m long by 12m tall) on part of the exterior of the museum was designed and planted by Gilles ClÃ©ment and Patrick Blanc.
Style/Period2000s (2000 - 2009)