The museum of Roman Culture is located along the canal just outside Narbonne. It is conceived as complex of enclosed gardens, integrated in the public domain of Narbonne. Each garden has different functions and atmospheres that respond to the Mediterranean climate as well as the Roman heritage. There is a water basin, an event-court, a reconstruction garden and a peristyle hall that forms the public entrance to the museum. The central space is the Lapidarium, an open court walled with archeological blocks. From this court the visitor can wander through the six exhibition spaces that each have a different theme. The staff research area and restoration halls are part of the public visit.
Program: 20.000 m2
Client: Région Languedoc Roussillon
Status: Competition design 2011