Gallery: Gorgeous Wood-Wrapped Alesia Museum Rises in Burgundy, France

Tschumi’s design has transformed the hilltop site into a suitable tribute to the historic Battle of Alésia. The slatted wooden second skin was created to pay tribute the wooden structures the Romans built during the battle’s era. The wooden skin also acts as a brise-soleil, filtering light as it enters the glass volume and casting patterned shadows throughout the visitor center.

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